''No man is ever, truly, free.'
Our re-imagination of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt stripped back the story to its bare bones. Retaining the elements that make Ibsen's epic so loveable, we introduced new elements also.
We transformed the show into a psychodrama, showing Peer's Odyssean tale to be one of self-discovery.
With an original score loosely based on Grieg's incidental music, performed by an eclectic gang of musicians, we tipped our hat to the canonical whilst revelling in the present.
Written and Directed by Ben Jenkins and Jonathan R. Parsonage.
☆☆☆☆☆ - 'Lovely intimate setting with a great cast. Was refreshing to see a non naturalistic take on an Ibsen play. You can tell the adaptation was well thought out and the energy was top form.'
☆☆☆☆☆ - 'Fantastic performance - very atmospheric !'
☆☆☆☆ - 'An intense and dramatic production that captured the essence of the original saga whilst at the same time modernising the setting. The minimalistic set concentrated the drama. I particularly liked the sound of the metal chains slithering across the flagstone floor of the venue, an unexpected bite of realism that added an extra something to the atmosphere.'