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It is rare that anyone gets the chance to rediscover a lost love

When We Dead Awaken photo on Stagedoor
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Thu 24 Feb - Sat 2 Apr 2022, 7.30pm

Runtime: 1h 30m

About When We Dead Awaken

The acclaimed Norwegian Ibsen Company returns to The Coronet Theatre, after its award winning The Lady From The Sea, with a new adaptation of When We Dead Awaken, Henrik Ibsen’s enigmatic final play. In the depths of a winter Rubek, once a celebrated sculptor, returns to Norway with his estranged young wife Maia – only to bump into his great lost love and muse Irene. Is this their opportunity to return to a world where there is meaning, hope and happiness – to awaken from the dead? The production is directed by celebrated Norwegian director Kjetil Bang Hansen, in his first production in the UK. It will have a Norwegian/British cast, and be performed in a mixture of Norwegian and English with surtitles. The production will tour Norway after its UK Premiere. “When We Dead Awaken is a strange, beautiful and bitter play about art, love, ambition and freedom. Like a musical quartet, 4 people, 4 elements, 4 voices, 4 instruments play different songs in a complicated melody. It is a play for our time, as they find themselves living in a changed world. Bewildered, how do they move forward?” – Director Kjetil Bang Hansen