Tag Archives: Ingmar Bergman

Persona

Riverside Studios, London ****
Runs: 90 mins no interval.
Box office: 020 8237 1010
www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Review of perf seen Jan 30, 2020:

© Pamela Raith, Alice Krige as Alma, Nobuhle Mngcwengi as Elizabet – the tables are turned from carer to be cared for…

There’s a sense of déjà vu about Persona launching a new era at Riverside Studios.

Six years after it closed for refurbishment, here is Riverside – once the home of an eclectic range of home grown and touring work, and run for a number of years with great elan by Peter Gill – back in business. Continue reading

After the Rehearsal/Persona

Barbican Theatre, London (***)

© Jan Versweyveld, Marieke Heebink, Gijs Scholten van Aschat and Gaite Jansen, locked in destructive embraces...in Persona

© Jan Versweyveld, Marieke Heebink, Gijs Scholten van Aschat and Gaite Jansen, locked in destructive embraces…in Persona

Having excavated Visconti (Ossessione), Ivo van Hove has now moved on to Ingmar Bergman. Much as I admire van Hove – and I do – I am a little perplexed as to why he’s involved himself quite so much in transferring the inscrutable into the literal. Continue reading