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London Play
Ingmar Bergman's Persona gets a new lease of life onstage at Riverside Studios.
Presented by Persona Onstage by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Limited, London on behalf of The Ingmar Bergman Foundation. Starring Olivier Award winner Alice Krige, Nobuhle Mngcwengi, Paul Schoolman and William Close and his Earth Harp Renowned stage actress, Elizabet, has suffered a psychological breakdown and relapsed into silence. She is sent with Sister Alma, the nurse assigned to her recovery, to a remote summer beach house. Can Alma coax Elizabet out of her silence? Truth, lies, manipulation and identity, PERSONA explores the meaning of ‘reality’. Paul Schoolman brings his unique vision to create a new theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's iconic film, adding the character of The Narrator and using Bergman’s unseen notes and words for a fresh take on this enigmatic masterpiece. Sister Alma is played by Olivier winner Alice Krige and actor, singer/songwriter Nobuhle Mngcwengi plays Elizabet. William Close joins as the fourth voice in the quartet playing his signature Earth Harp. The Harp's resonating chamber will rest on the stage & the strings go out over the audience to the grid above, creating an extraordinary multi-dimensional experience.
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Rated 2 out of 5 (1 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Feb 15, 2020

    The actress of Alma was brilliantly played and the earth harp provided a wonderful soundtrack. These were the only positives for me. A story story so convoluted and confusing. Afterwards I looked into the original film and it far more easy to follow and understand with clear plot points and themes. It seems the edition of the narrator in the stage play was the catalyst for confusion, especially when the same actor would swap in and out of roles almost spontaneously without any clear indication, that he was now a new character.