An ordinary man. A remarkable journey.
Peter Gynt has always set his heart on being special, on being a unique individual, on being unlike anyone else. When he steals the bride from a local wedding, he sets off on a lifetime journey which will take him to Florida, to Egypt, to a mountain of trolls, and finally, only when death approaches, back to his home in Scotland.
In this radical new version, David Hare kidnaps Ibsen's most famous hero and runs away with him into the 21st century. James McArdle takes the title role in this epic story of transformation, following his acclaimed performances in Platonov and Angels in America. He is reunited with David Hare and Jonathan Kent, the partnership behind the triumphant Young Chekhov at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre.
Running Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Saturday: 1:00 pm
National Theatre (Olivier)(London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020
National Theatre New Season Announced; Includes Lenny Henry, Annie Baker, Caryl Churchill, Inua Ellams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
The National Theatre has today announced its new season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
National Theatre has announced its listings for May - October 2019. Check out the full lineup below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on 2 - 26 August 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland's capital.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Kiln Theatre today announces the return of Mapping Brent for its third consecutive year. This 10-day youth theatre festival will see Kiln Theatre work alongside community venues across Brent as well as welcoming young people back to the building
by Monica Moore - Mar 10, 2017
The applause received by the cast of 'Peter Gynt [recylced] after the opening night performance was strong, appreciative and long; extended by an audience who had indeed been taken on a 'wild ride'. The presence of the writer, called up to the stage was appropriate. Bravo.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will return to Piedmont Park to perform three free concerts this summer as part of the Bank of America presents 'Performance on the Promenade' concert series today, June 12, 19, and 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
PETER GYNT by David Hare after Henrik Ibsen plays at the National Theatre until 8 October, in a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival. See production photos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Edinburgh International Festival launches this week for its 73rd edition, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland's capital. The Festival will once again be a meeting place for the world's creatives as 2,800 artists arrive from 41 countries including Australia, Nigeria, Canada, Belgium, China, Mali, Holland, South Africa, France, Germany and India as well as 800 artists from Scotland. The International Festival programme features 155 events, with 293 performances, attracting audiences from 80 countries to see the world's greatest performing arts festival.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 10, 2019
David Hare's updating of Ibsen's Peer Gynt has plenty to say about the world in 2019 - perhaps a little too much - but James McArdle's central performance and the sheer chutzpah of the concept and direction pulls it through.
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2019
Ibsen's classic is reinvented as a riotous adventure for the 21st century. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for the first half of 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Portland favorites Gretchen Corbett and Sharonlee McLean take the stage beginning May 4 to star in David Hare's The Breath of Life, a two-woman play The Daily Telegraph called "bitingly funny." When Francis Beale (McLean) decides she wants one last word with her ex-husband's ex-lover (Corbett), both women are forced to confront their past, their failed relationships, dashed ideals and the lens through which they choose to view their futures. Ken Rus Schmoll (readings in six of the last ten JAW Festivals at The Armory, productions at Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop) will direct.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will return to Piedmont Park to perform three free concerts this summer as part of the Bank of America presents "Performance on the Promenade" concert series on June 12, 19, and 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.