10 Jun 2010 - 31 Jul 2010

Through a Glass Darkly

by Ingmar Bergman; adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton

By Ingmar Bergman

Directed By Michael Attenborough

production information

Karin is a young wife, an older sister and an only daughter. In her kaleidoscopic internal world the boundaries between different realities blur and shift.

Karin’s family go on their annual holiday together. On a bleakly beautiful island her husband, father and brother argue over the best way to help her. As events spiral out of control, Karin realises that she must take command of her own destiny.

Poignant and sensuous, Through a Glass Darkly is the Oscar-winning film by legendary Swedish director and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman. Bergman was director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1960 to 1966, and Through a Glass Darkly is the only film that he gave permission to be adapted for the stage.

This Almeida production is in association with Andrew Higgie and Back Row Productions.

 

Dates & Tickets

Ticket prices: £8 - £32
Thu 10 Jun 2010 - Sat 31 Jul 2010

Evening performances: 7.30pm
Midweek matinees: 2.30pm on 14 & 28 July
Saturday matinees: 3.00pm from 19 June

Dimitri will make his professional theatre debut in Through a Glass Darkly. His film credits include Tormented, Fairy Tale and Centurion and his television credits include Doctors, All About George, The Bill and the role of Josh Irvine in the BBC’s Grange Hill.

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★★★★ "I do not say this flippantly. This is a dangerously powerful piece of theatre.

The Times

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★★★★" Once again the Almeida has an emotionally shattering hit on its hands."

The Telegraph

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★★★★ "Impeccably directed by Michael Attenborough."

The Guardian

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★★★★ "She’s [Ruth Wilson] a luminous performer, at once fragile and savage, whose mobile features suggest acute sadness yet fully convey the unsettling, temporary pleasures of delusion."

The Evening Standard

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★★★ “In this absorbing 90 minutes Ruth Wilson, fresh from winning an Olivier, throws herself into playing tormented Karin.”

The Daily Express

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★★★ “Ruth Wilson compellingly conveys Karin’s mounting panic.”

The Independent

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★★★ “Michael Attenborough directs with precision and gravity.”

Daily Mail

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Additional information

Special Swedish Smörgåsbord menu throughout Through a Glass Darkly run
Round off a trip to see Through a Glass Darkly with some traditional Swedish food whilst the sun sets. We will be serving a selection of dishes including Meatballs with Dill Sauce, Home-cured Gravadlax and White Bean and Rosemary dip, all served with linseed and rye bread. See full menu . Available before and after the production, subject to popularity on the evening.

Cast & Creatives

Dimitri Leonidas
Ian McElhinney
Justin Salinger
Ruth Wilson

Michael Attenborough Director

Jenny Worton Adaptor

Tom Scutt Design

Colin Grenfell Lighting

Dan Jones Music & Sound

Julia Horan Casting Director  

Kate Hewitt Assistant Director

Terry King Fight Director

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