Theater spring 2018 at Sergels torg

By on December 13, 2017
Carl Bengtsson

Of six new premiers at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern at Sergels square in spring 2018 there are three first performance and two Swedish premiers. The little scene becomes even more clear the place for the new drama. On the Great Stage, Marie Göranzon makes the title role in Besök av en gammal dam – she is one of seven women who has carrying roles in the spring’s repertoire.

– I have focused on women in the main roles and a collaboration with directors whom I wanted to work for a long time, says Anna Takanen, theater and performing director at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

– I would like to quote the director Elisa Kragerup who sets up My fair lady now in December. She points out how a meeting with another person can rub our entire world image. If anyone believes in us, we can do anything. I want to sign this. This and the remark of revansch that are traced in this spring’s repertoire.

A musical crime comedy with a whole female ensemble opens the season – Åtta kvinnor under the direction of Anna Novovic and with among others Siw Malmkvist and Sharon Dyall in the roles. Swedish premiere at Klarascenen January 25th.

Björn Runge directs his own Jag är en annan nu with Ann Petrén and Sofia Ledarp in a newly written drama about the relationship between a mother and her daughter. First performance January 27 at the Little Stage.

Also director Lars Rudolfsson returns to Kulturhuset Stadsteatern with his own play – Ilya. A urban dream game with newly written music by Frida Hyvönen and with the scenography of legendary scenographer Robin Wagner. Birthe Wingren, who collaborated with Rudolfsson in Kristina from Duvemåla in Helsinki, performs the role of Ilya. First performance March 2nd.

Onåd (original title Disgraced) multi-award winning (including the Pulitzer Prize) drama of identity collisions in a society where self-fraud is the prize for success. Sweden’s premier 8th of March at the Little Stage. In the role of star lawyer Amir Kapoor – Shebly Niavarani. Director Dritëro Kasapi.

Besök av en gammal dam of Friedrich Dürrenmatt is a loving and sharp view of human’s driving forces. Danish director Katrine Wiedemann, who had a great success with the Hamlet – Stockholm City Theater anniversary show 2010 – makes a new interpretation of the classic from 1956. Premiere on the Great Stage March 9th.

The last premiere in spring 2018 is a newly written monologue, Bang – about legendary journalist Barbro Alving and her struggle between work, ideals and lives. In that order. Theater and Performing Arts Manager Anna Takanen portrays Bang. Director Frida Röhl, Artistic Director of the Folkeatern in Gothenburg. First performance in Dance Studio April 14th.

In addition, Astrid Lindgren’s Ronja Rövardotter has a long-awaited new premiere on the Great Stage on January 25th. Matilda Ragnerstam in the role of Ronja in Ronny Danielsson’s direction.

We also get to see Yvonne Lombard and Meta Velander at Klarascenen in Kristina Lugn’s celebrated Nattorienterarna who continue to play throughout the spring.

The spring of the Marionette Theater starts with the show Du och jag, with the first performance 15th of February. The director and dancer Bernard Cauchard investigates on stage what happens when a dancer and a human-sized doll take place on the same scene. Directed by Bernard Cauchard, together with the artistic director of the Marionette Theater – Helena Nilsson. On February 24 gets the children’s book classic Mina och Kåge, premiere in the Marionette Theater stage-management. It is a story of togetherness and loneliness, love and jealousy and the right to get angry and then to forgive and become friends again. A poetic story with Magnus Erenius.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm