One sunny day in Paris, Gustave Alland, famous artist and philanderer, visits Louise Strindberg - convalescing in her brotherâs studio - and casts her effortlessly under his spell. In a vain attempt to escape, she exiles herself to her provincial hometown in Sweden. But a letter propels her back to Paris and into his arms. And for a brief moment, before the horror, ecstasy is hers.Performers Nancy Carroll (Louise Strindberg), Zubin Varla (Gustave Allan), Niamh Cusack (Erna), Judith Coke (Mrs Knutson), Edward Davenport (Henrik Ryberg), Patrick Drury (Mr Moller), Avril Elgar (The Concierge), Madeleine Herrington (Miss Knutson), Claudia Renton (Lilly), Marlene Sidaway (Botilda), Hugh Skinner (Viggo), Ray Newe.
Author Victoria Benedictsson. Adapted by Clare Bayley. Producer National Theatre. Director Paul Miller. Design Simon Daw. Lighting Bruno Poet. Music David Shrubsole. Sound John Leonard.