"I loved it: outlandish ambition, carefree theatricality and aphoristic wit and wisdom."
Ibsen’s classic is reinvented as a riotous adventure for the 21st century.
Peter Gynt is searching for something: himself. Traveling from the mountains of Scotland to the pool-sides of Florida, he’ll meet talking hyenas, two-headed trolls and even an Egyptian Sphinx. But his ultimate transformation may not be all that he hoped for…
Playing the rebellious antihero, James McArdle (Angels In America) is reunited with David Hare and Jonathan Kent, the partnership behind the triumphant Young Chekhov at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre.
This outrageous modern myth is designed by the Tony award-winning Richard Hudson (The Lion King), with an original score from Paul Englishby (BBC's Luther and Dr Foster) and movement direction from Polly Bennett (Bohemian Rhapsody).
Please note: This production contains strobe lighting and strong language.
Playing at the Edinburgh International Festival in August
Talks and events
Peer Gynt productions at the NT: 1990, 2000 and 2019 Tue 16 July, 5.30pm
Henrik Ibsen: Maker of Modern Theatre Thu 19 Sep, 2pm
Exploring Peter Gynt Mon 23 Sep, 10.30am
Designing Peter Gynt with Richard Hudson Thu 26 Sep, 6.30pm
In Conversation: Creating and Performing Peter Gynt Tue 1 Oct, 6.30pm
Henrik Ibsen: Maker of Modern Theatre (repeat) Thu 3 Oct, 2pm