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After the Rehearsal/Persona archiveTwo Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage in a double bill about the chaotic lives of theatre people, exposing the fine line between art and reality, illness and normality. After the Rehearsal: For Hendrik Vogler, a director obsessed by his work, rehearsals are like notes in his diary, performances his autobiography. Everything is subject to his control yet it soon becomes apparent that life cannot be kept at bay when ex lover Rachel and Anna, her daughter and his current star, breach his sanctum. Persona: Celebrated actress Elisabeth Vogler falls mute and retreats into silence. It's as though a short circuit has occurred, calling into question the roles she must play. She is cared for in hospital by nurse Alma who then accompanies her to an island summerhouse in an attempt to coax her into speaking again. Tension between the two builds. Performed in Dutch with English surtitles.


Marieke Heebink, Gaite Jansen, Frieda Pittoors, Gijs Scholten van Aschat


Producer(s): Barbican, Theatre de la Place (Liege), Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Maison des arts de Creteil
Company: Toneelgroep
Director: Ivo van Hove
Translation(s): Karst Woudstra (After the Rehearsal), Peter Van Kraaij (Persona)
Dramaturg: Peter Van Kraaij
Design: Jan Versweyveld
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Sound: Roeland Fernhout
Costume: An D'Huys

After the Rehearsal/Persona

After the Rehearsal/Persona (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1708517486. Details of all After the Rehearsal/Persona archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S550462181

Archive Listings

27 Sep 16
30 Sep 16
Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

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