Composer Edvard Grieg

Why Peer Gynt?    Easy!

It's a rarely performed gem. Edvard Grieg's magnificent music is familiar and much-loved. We are performing it as it was meant to be - with Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play.

It's authentic. We are lucky to have internationally-respected, Norwegian Ibsen translator and dramaturg, May-Brit Akerholt as consultant who draws on her own productions of Peer Gynt.

It's timeless. The themes of selfishness, self-indulgence and greed would ring bells for 21st century audiences.

Its a blast. Its energetic action, colourful tableaux and spectacular events are a perfect fit for Alison’s innovative choreography and Sandy’s creative designs.

It's serious. Ibsen wrote a highly political dramatization of a life wasted in pursuing dreams, fleeing from responsibility, and seeking power instead of love.

It's Norwegian. No words necessary!


Henrik Ibsen

Drew on a folk tale that permeates Norwegian culture.

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Edvard Grieg

Wrote a score for Ibsen's play and created a beloved classic.

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May-Brit Akerholt

Internationally-respected Norwegian Ibsen translator & dramaturg.

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Edvard Munch production drawings


Peer Gynt inspired his drawings including a Paris poster.

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