Magazine
Latest Issue

The best theatre in July 2019—Peter Gynt and Noises Off

Plus Vienna 1934-Munich 1938, A Family Album at Theatre Royal, Bath

By Michael Coveney   July 2019
Peter Gynt at the National Theatre

Peter Gynt at the National Theatre

Peter Gynt, National Theatre, 27th June to 8th October

David Hare follows Ibsen’s five-act structure but transposes the Norwegian fjords and valleys to a riotous Scottish peninsula, with a middle section in Florida. There’s no sign of Greig’s much-loved incidental music, which Ibsen commissioned, but there are new songs set by Paul Englishby. It is fascinating to see how Hare and director Jonathan Kent re-imagine this landmark of European theatre, having combined so memorably on their Young Chekhov trilogy.…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect