by Ingmar Bergman; adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton
By Ingmar Bergman
Directed By Michael Attenborough
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.
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.
★★★★ "I do not say this flippantly. This is a dangerously powerful piece of theatre.
★★★★" Once again the Almeida has an emotionally shattering hit on its hands."
★★★★ "Impeccably directed by Michael Attenborough."
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.
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