By Henrik Ibsen,
Translated by Michael Meyer, adapted by Gruffdog Theatre
Comberton Village College, Cambridgeshire (Scratch Performance, 8 July 2017, CSA)
Buxton Festival Fringe (10 - 12 July 2017, Underground Venues)
Sheffield (20 - 21 July 2017, University of Sheffield: The Drama Studio)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe (4 - 28 August 2017, ZOO Venues: Sanctuary)
Producer Conor Jordan
Director Pete Sayer
Assistant Director/DSM Cealach McKeating
Musical Director Gaetano Iannetta
Head Designer Daisy Pearson
Costume/Prop Designer Rachael Ince-Kitson
Lighting Designer Edward Saunders
FX designer Ed MacLean
Stage Manager Ruby Day
Marketing Emily Webb and Daisy Cutts
Deep in the mountains, the irrepressible Peer Gynt dreams of becoming emperor of the world. From the frozen peaks of Norway to the dusty streets of Egypt, one man spends a life understanding what it means to be at war with trolls.
Peer Gynt is a sprawling, cinematic saga of mountains and monsters, revealing an intimate story of love, sin, and dangerous ambition. With its distinctive combination of puppetry, live music and ensemble movement, Gruffdog Theatre brings a fierce intensity to Henrik Ibsen’s poetic classic.
"Enchanting, enriching and entirely joyful... Ensemble playing of the highest order"
Buxton Festival Fringe Reviews
"The tale is brought well and truly to life here with the music, movement and masterful puppetry of Gruffdog Theatre"
★★★★ | Broadway Baby
"A theatrical triumph... precise, well-crafted, performed with ease and poise"
★★★★★ | Bouquets & Brickbats
"It lives up to the hype... Sheer joy"
★★★★ | FringeGuru