Festen, Lyric Theatre

January 31, 2005 § Leave a comment

Transfer of the Almeida production.

Director: Rufus Norris
Adaptation: David Eldridge
From the Danish film of the same name
Design: Ian MacNeil
Costumes: Joan Wadge
Lighting: Jean Kalman with Fiona Simpson
Music: Orlando Gough
Sound: Paul Arditti
Fights: Terry King
Associate Director: Tim Stark

Else: Jane Asher
Grandfather: Sam Beazley
Michael: Rory Kinnear
Helge: Stephen Moore
Christian: Luke Mably

Also: Sam Cox, Andrew Frame, Andrew Maud, Ruth Millar, Lisa Palfrey, Patrick Robinson, Claire Rushbrook, Michael Thomas



  • Michael Billington in the Guardian (on the Almeida production)
  • Jason Best in the Stage

Ta Main Dans La Mienne, The Pit, Barbican

January 29, 2005 § Leave a comment

A production by Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, performed in French with English surtitles. It is based on the letters between Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper.

Director: Peter Brook
Adapted by: Carol Rocamora, Marie-Hélène Estienne

Olga Knipper: Natasha Parry
Anton Chekhov: Michel Piccoli



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