Local | Revival of Doktor Glas with Krister Henriksson and praised Den fjättrade Prometheus

By on August 26, 2016

Two highly anticipated sets is back at the Royal Dramatic repertoire in September. On 15 September, Den fjättrade Prometheus, which was awarded the Swedish Theatre Critics prize in 2015, revival at Elverket and 16 September stands Krister Henriksson again on the main stage with a new version of Doktor Glas.

– The text is so outstanding that we want to face it again with new eyes. The doctor has gotten older and look back at his life, says Krister Henriksson.

– The world looked different ten years ago and the theater needs to change with the times, says director Peder Bjurman that together with Krister Henriksson now has a completely new interpretation, with new decor, new music, and new light.

Doktor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg
You want to be loved, failing that admired, failing that feared, failing that hated and despised.
Krister Henriksson returns to the role of Doctor Glas in Hjalmar Söderberg’s masterpiecenow in a completely new interpretation of the past success of the set. The melancholy novel from the last century that depicts triangle drama between the pastor Gregory, his wife Helga and Dr. Glas, that when Helga tells him about the plagues of marriage end up in a moral dilemma. But is it ever right to kill for someone you love, wonder Soderberg provocative.

Krister Henriksson interpretation premiered at Vasateatern autumn 2006 and became a huge audience and critics success. Then toured Doktor Glas around Sweden and Finland with the National Theatre, before it came to the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 2011 and played to sold-out houses. The set was also taken to the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End, where a unanimous critics acclaimed Peder Bjurman directing and stage design, Linus Fellboms light and Krister Henrikssons masterful play. Now is the beloved monologue finally back in a brand new version for the upcoming tours.

“A tour de force” The Guardian (4 stars)
The whole performance is outstandingThe Arts Desk (5 stars)
“Krister Henriksson is accomplished in Dr. GlassDN
“A soul’s darkness, shining portrayedExpressen
Absolutely spellbinding” City

Starring Krister Henriksson
Processing Allan Edwall
Director Peder Bjurman, Krister Henriksson
Scene Photo Peder Bjurman
Light Linus Fellbom
Music Leif Jordansson
Mask Sofia Ranow Boix-Vives

Revival September 16th, Main Stage

Den fjättrade Prometheus by Aeschylus
Prometheus has challenged the prevailing power, rescued people from death and given them the fire. The Lord God Zeus handing out a severe punishment: Prometheus will forever be chained to a rock. But Prometheus refuses to submit to. Den fjättrade Prometheus is a tragedy of Aeschylus (born 500 BC), based on one of the great Greek myths. Rebel Prometheus has lived on in the culture, history and continues to attract, challenge and provoke. When the play came to the Royal Dramatic Theatre with the premiere in autumn 2015 – more than 2,500 years after it was written – it was a success. The set was awarded the Swedish Theatre Critics Association’s annual theater prize, one of the most prestigious awards for the performing arts in Sweden.

Prometheus Torkel Petersson
Choirmaster / Choir Lotta Tejle
Violence / Io / Herakles / Choir Anna Björk
Hefaistos / Orkeanus / Choir Hans Klinga
Power / Hermes / Choir Elin Klinga

Translation Jan Stolpe and LarsHåkan Svensson
Direction and set design Karl Dunér
Suit Helle Carlsson
Light Jenny André
Mechanical instruments Jan Cardell
Wig and mask Lena Strandmark

Revival September 15, Elverket

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