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Runs from the 18th of December till the 9th of January

BWW Review: RONJA RÖVARDOTTER/RONJA THE ROBBERS DAUGHTER at Intiman Opening show the 18th of December

40 years ago, Astrid Lindgren wrote Ronja Rövardotter and is one of her most beloved stories. A few years a the movie was made which is a classic for the whole family, with the lines that everyone knows by heart and the creatures in the forrest which were both scary and charming. This year it is the Christmas play for the family at Intiman. The audience is met by Fredrik Dillberg's fine scenography, the trees in hte forrest and the fortrest of the robbers of Mattis.

Then the Mattis robbers take the stage, tune up in one of the robber songs and the magic is on. Kålle Gunnarsson has managed the story of Ronja with great love and tenderness and created a fantastic family show together with a strong and cohesive ensemble. Bella Edberg and Ludvig Ennart impress as big as Ronja and Birk and put their own stamp on them. Jessica Stendahl as Lovis, Ronja's mother, gets to perform the beautiful Wolf song several times with her clear beautiful voice. Jessica has bravely taken care of the singing arrangements and the robber songs sound powerful and cohesive throughout the salon when all robbers take in with full force. The audience immediately joins in and claps the beat.

Ronja is partly a slightly dark and frightening story with the nasty creatures such as wild whistles, gray dwarfs and the more charming Rumpnissar. With Caroline Eriksson's fine costumes, they come alive and can probably be a little scary for the youngest in the audience.

The show offers some laughter, but you are also touched by Ronja and Mattis' strong loss after each other after Mattis moved his daughter. Astrid Lindgren's fairy tales often had both depth and sadness in them and they have managed to preserve and convey this very nicely in this performance.

Now it is only to be hoped that there will be no stricter restrictions so the audience will have the opportunity to see it. This year's Christmas present is event tickets and Ronja Rövardotter is really a perfect Christmas present for the whole family to see together.

The show runs till the 9th of January and tickets are on sale at:

The show is recommended for children from the age of 5.

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