Peter Gynt Tickets

Olivier Theatre, National, London
Peter Gynt
Olivier Theatre, National, London
Our Review 4 / 5

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.

Previews from |
27th June 2019
Opening date |
9th July 2019
Booking from |
28th September 2019
Available until |
8th October 2019
Closes |
8th October 2019
Run time |
3 hours and 25 Minutes
Categories |
David Hare, after Henrik Ibsen
Jonathan Kent
Mark Henderson
Christopher Shutt
Richard Hudson
Polly Bennett
Richard Hudson
Cast list:
Tamsin Carroll, Jonathan Coy, Anya Chalotra, Caroline Deyga, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Ford Davies, Andrew Fraser, Guy Henry, Dani Heron, Ryan Hunter, Isabelle Joss, Lorne MacFadyen, Adam McNamara, Martin Quinn, Ann Louise Ross, Nabil Shaban and Jatinder Singh Randhawa
Other info:
Composition: Paul Englishby Video Design: Dick Straker

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review of Peter Gynt


I'm not going to deny that Ibsen's Peer Gynt - here retitled Peter Gynt in David Hare's modern re-framing - is an epic slog. It's a collection of vignettes as a man trudges on an existential crisis through his life, trying to find its essential meaning, against the odds of crises, large and small. Read more

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