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London’s Almeida brings Ibsen's Ghosts to Oslo. A public cinema screening of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts performed by the Almeida Theatre is planned, Saturday. The play, which is transmitted in HD quality and surround sound via digital projector and satellite receiving equipment, is part of the ongoing International Ibsen Festival 2014. The biannual festival takes place in the Norwegian capital’s National Theatre (Nationaltheateret). Organizers call it “a tribute to Norway’s greatest playwright”.

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London’s Almeida brings Ibsen's Ghosts to Oslo

Published on Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 at 06:35 under the entertainment category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska.
Last Updated on 17th September 2014 at 08:53.

A public cinema screening of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts performed by the Almeida Theatre is planned, Saturday.

Kino Victoria Film & Spiseri
The building is the former Vika Cinema near Oslo Concert Hall.Kino Victoria Film & Spiseri
Photo: Jan-Tore Egge/Wikimedia Commons


The play, which is transmitted in HD quality and surround sound via digital projector and satellite receiving equipment, is part of the ongoing International Ibsen Festival 2014.

The biannual festival takes place in the Norwegian capital’s National Theatre (Nationaltheateret). Organizers call it “a tribute to Norway’s greatest playwright”.

Different interpretations of classic pieces and international guest performances are highly welcomed by the National Theatre, staff says. Ibsen’s Ghosts (Gengangere) from the Almeida Theatre is one of them.

Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE, British English film, theatre, television, and opera director has adapted, as well as directs this famous play this time.

National Theatre press spokesperson Jan Lier tells the Foreigner that this version is highly popular.

“On 26th June, this filmed version was shown at no less than 200 cinemas across the UK – so the interest was formidable”, he said.

It won three of the most prestigious Olivier Awards this year: Best Revival, Best Actress (Lesley Manville), and Best Supporting Actor (Jack Lowden, who plays Oswald).

Ms. Manville, who plays Helena Alving in the production, will be present at the screening.

One of Norway’s film experts, Kalle Løchen, will be interviewing her after the performance.

“The production was a big hit among both critics and the public”, concludes the National Theatre’s Jan Lier.  

Ibsen Festival organizers also invite members of the public attending the event to Bar Talk, a post-show talk session.

This will be an opportunity to discuss the show in informal chat with a drink “to keep the theatre evening going”, they say.

The performance of Ghosts at Kino Victoria near Nationaltheateret and Oslo Konserthus on 20th September begins at 4 pm local time. Ordinary-priced tickets cost 200 kroner.

Bar Talk starts at 6 pm, also at Kino Victoria.



Published on Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 at 06:35 under the entertainment category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska.
Last updated on 17th September 2014 at 08:53.

This post has the following tags: ibsen, oslo, play.





  
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