by Henrik Ibsen
poems by Sam Shepard
songs by Iggy Pop
adapted & directed by Irina Brook
with Helene Arntzen, Frøydis Arntzen Dale, Diego Asensio, Jerry Di Giacomo, Scott Koehler, Mireille Maalouf, Roméo Monteiro, Damien Petit, Margherita Pupulin, Pascal Reva, Augustin Ruhabura, Gen Shimaoka, Shantala Shivalingappa, Ingvar Sigurdsson choreography Pascale Chevroton stage design Noëlle Ginefri costumes Magali Castellan masks Cécile Kretschmar with the assistance of Sarah Dureuil lighting Alexandre Toscani production of the Production C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Théâtre National de Nice – CDN Nice Côte d’Azur.
Show in English, with subtitles, displayed on a screen above the stage
The cult hit makes a comeback! Peer Gynt is back to thrill audiences in Nice for two nights only before heading back to Paris where it is showing at the Bouffes du Nord. The saga of a young man, ready to do anything on his quest for glory, has all the trappings of a rock’n’roll fairytale. Irina Brook catapults Ibsen’s initiatory drama into the modern world, interweaving cultures, myths and styles. Sam Shepard translates the poetry of Ibsen. Iggy Pop writes two original songs and inspires the morphing of anti-hero into crazy rocker. The international, multi-talented troupe all comes together to create the world through which Peer journeys, from his small childhood village, through the decadent kingdom of the Trolls, to down-town New York….
Ingvar Sigurdsson, star of Icelandic theatre and film, sets the audience alight performing opposite the sublime Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa who plays the eternal lover, Solveig. The legendary Lebanese actress, Mireille Maalouf, plays the role of a mother who is both hilarious and tragic.
Irina Brook breathes contemporary life into the story of Peer Gynt and fashions his part-wonderland, part rock’n’roll, initiatory journey into a marvellous show, remarkable in its composition, direction and performances. Catherine Robert, La Terrasse
- fri 12 8:30pm
- sat 13 8pm