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Romeo & Juliet quotes poster


Based on Shakespeare’s
Romeo & Juliet

Adapted and Directed by Terje J. Tveit

He doesn’t fall in love. He doesn’t take poison. He doesn’t risk his life for the code of honour. He is iliterate and a bad singer – or so everyone tells him. He is merely a servant in the Capulet household. He is Peter, the Nurse’s sidekick, whose observant eye follow the dramatic events of Romeo and Juliet from the outside – making his very own interpretation of events.

With a nod to the Bard Ibsen Stage Company marks its twenty years of work.

Merged heads


By Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Translated by Marie Wells

Paul Lange and Tora Parsberg is a political love story based on historical events in which a Norwegian politician shot himself following political and personal persecution from the establishment.

Paul Lange is stepping down from front line politics and comes under scrutiny from former political colleagues and loyal friends. Bjørnson's play examines how noble motives are undermined by political alliances nurtured by envy and mass-opinion.

The play presents striking parallels to recent events in British politics and the personal tragedies that follow once political events are personified and hitting the headlines.

Ibsen and Bjørnson were twin stars in the northern hemisphere. A writer of poetry, drama and prose, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was also a cultural and political figurehead in Scandinavia and Europe. His championship of persecuted individuals and oppressed nations was much admired in his lifetime. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903.

Ibsen Stage Company presents the UK premiere of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s drama in a brand new translation by Dr Marie Wells of UCL.

Peer Gynt Recharged


Based on Peer Gynt
by Henrik Ibsen

Adapted and directed by Terje Tveit
Set Design by Yana Valcheva

Ibsen Stage Company returns to London for a second time with its bold and brand new version of Ibsen’s epic verse drama Peer Gynt.

Set in a fictitious town of gangsters, corruption and femme fatales, the production relates the adventures of Peer Gynt with a nod to 1930s America, striped suits, trilbies, charleston and with all the energy of a lively speakeasy.

The production was shortlisted for the Ibsen Stage Festival 2012 at the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo, and was also invited to open and guest-perform at the Delhi Ibsen Festival ‘12 in India.