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Peer Gynt sweeps around the world in a fruitless search for power and glory - outwitting wedding guests, trolls and a belly dancing con-woman who are all intent on bringing him down. Eventually this comic rogue is redeemed by the love of a good woman. The last of Ibsen's verse dramas. NT Ensemble. Based in part on Norwegian folk traditions, Peer Gynt
is by turns comic, tragic, lyrical and fantastic.Performers Sorcha Cusack, Jeff Diamond, Annie Farr, Olwen Fouere, Patrick O'Kane, Ronald Pickup, Anthony Renshaw, Adrian Sarple, Clara Adams, Susan Aderin, Kolade Agboke, Ruairi Conaghan, Craig Conway, Brigid Duffy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher John Hall, Paul Hickey, Stephen Hogan, Lloyd Hutchinson, Adam Jones, Melanie MacHugh, Joseph Marcell, John O'Toole, Victor Power, Marcella Riordan, John Rogan, Jason Rose, Valerie Spelman, Amanda Symonds, Anthony Taylor, Viviana Verveen, Andy Williams, Benny Young.
Author Henrik Ibsen. Company Royal National Theatre. Adapted by Frank McGuinness. Director Conall Morrison. Design Francis O'Connor. Costume Joan O'Clery. Lighting Paule Constable. Music Conor Linehan. Sound Paul Groothuis. Choreographer Malcolm Shields.
USER (11Jan01): I thought the staging was really quite accomplished & the acting uniformly good. Especially the chap who played the horse - wow! And the mountain scene. It seems to come in at about 3 hrs 10 now which is a good sign I think. It's just a pity that the cast all looked so bloody miserable in the curtain call. Why? Well done guys.
USER (11Jan01): Very good acting, very good staging. The set, lighting, costumes and music are also exceptionally good. This version is also beautifully written very poetic and lyrical. But there was just a little something lacking which I can't put a finger on. The fact that Peer is played by 3 actors didn't help the lack of flow. But worth a visit!
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