our upcoming major project

Ibsen and Grieg will be reunited in Endangered Productions' forthcoming performance of Peer Gynt using a new adaptation by the internationally recognised Norwegian dramaturg, Dr May-Brit Akerholt.


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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 Ruth’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!

Our Peer Gynt Tasters

In preparation for our major project, Endangered Productions has been rehearsing and performing items from Peer Gynt in our Nordic Noir production in Sydney and in our Bach to the Bush tour of rural NSW. Here are our 'tasters'.

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'In the hall of the mountain king' and 'Morning Music'

Rayma Johnson (ex Bangarra Dance Theatre) specially choreographed two items for two guest appearances at the Nordic Noir production in March 2021. Isaac Clark enthralled the audience with his high-octane performance of 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' and Rayma evoked the Australian landscape with her interpretation of 'Morning Music'.

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Peer gynt and the herd girls

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'Arabian Dance' - Peer Gynt

Solveig's song

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Henrik Ibsen

Drew on a folk tale that permeates Norwegian culture.

More about Peer Gynt

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Edvard Grieg

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

More about Grieg

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May-Brit Akerholt

Internationally-respected Norwegian Ibsen translator & dramaturg.

More about May-Brit

Trolls?

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Peer Gynt inspired his drawings including a Paris poster.

More about Munch and Peer Gynt

want to get involved in Peer Gynt?

We welcome all kinds of volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers to learn and share skills our upcoming production of Peer Gynt.

Become a mentor or mentee.  We particularly welcome skilled, creative, arts practitioners, perhaps retired Super Citizens, who are willing to act as mentors. We also welcome mentees who wish to benefit from the skills and experience of others.

Suggest someone for our Social Inclusion Program. It provides creative opportunities for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised through disability or disadvantage.

Get a paid gig. Our productions provide work opportunities for professional musicians, singers, and actors.


We love sponsors!

By becoming a private or corporate sponsor you will contribute to the creation of quality, accessible music theatre in Sydney.

Contact us and we will get back to you directly about our upcoming production of Peer Gynt.