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VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From27th September 2016
To30th September 2016
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

After the Rehearsal/Persona

After the Rehearsal/PersonaT1708517486
Two 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.

Archive :: production:T1708517486, play:S550462181, venue:V371

Production details

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles.


Producer Barbican
Producer Theatre de la Place (Liege)
Producer Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Producer Maison des arts de Creteil
Company Toneelgroep
Director Ivo van Hove
Translation Karst Woudstra (After the Rehearsal)
Translation Peter Van Kraaij (Persona)
DramaturgPeter Van Kraaij
Design Jan Versweyveld
Lighting Jan Versweyveld
Sound Roeland Fernhout
Costume An D'Huys
Performer Marieke Heebink
Performer Gaite Jansen
Performer Frieda Pittoors
Performer Gijs Scholten van Aschat

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