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A Dream Play

A Dream Play is a theatre production by The National Theatre, produced in 2014, and based on the play by August Strindberg. The production was staged at The National Theatre's main stage.

Calixto Bieito directed it.

Mariann Hole acted in the role of Agnes, daughter of Indra.

A Dream Play received two nominations for The Hedda Award 2015. Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler were nominated in the best stage design/costume design category, whereas Erik Hedin, Reinhard Traub and Per Christian Revholt were nominated in the best audiovisual design category.


(Objekt ID 40881)
Object type Production
Premiere September 10, 2014
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on A Dream Play by August Strindberg
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period September 10, 2014  
Duration 1 hour, 40 minutes
Website Nationaltheatret

At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about A Dream Play:

"The protagonist Agnes, played by Mariann Hole, is a young girl with chronic anxiety. It is her mind that Bieito sets out to examine through a series of monumental installations on stage. For the stage design of the mind knows no limits. You will meet beautiful dreams and cruel horror. From dark night to bright Scandinavian summer nights, from fire to water, past to present, from sorrow to joy.

In close cooperation with his German team, set designer Rebecca Ringst, costume designer Ingo Krügler and dramaturg Bettina Auer, Bieito has madem A Dream Play into a visual, textual and musical poem. Bieito visited The National Theatre for the first time in 2006, with a Spanish production of Peer Gynt. He made a deep impression (at Norwegian audiences) at The National Theatre and at Bergen International Festival in 2008 with a controversial interpretation of Ibsen's Brand

This time, Bieito will take us on a journey where we risk discovering aspects of ourselves and of the human mind that we might like to avoid. The Spanish director aims to transport the audience members out of their comfort zones."

The production is one of The National Theatre's own productions performed during The Ibsen Festival 2014.


The National Library of Norway, digitised performance program, transferred to Sceneweb 13.08.2015

The National Theatre, fdb.nationaltheatret.no, 20.04.2017. http://forest.nationaltheatret.no/Productions/EventSeries/0a6c4419-3725-4c26-a5a7-8751fb4971fa?event_id=76115a2e-6f8c-483f-876b-615ec4712b71

The National Theatre, program for The Ibsen Festival 2014, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Her+er+programmet!.b7C_wRnG5W.ips

The National Theatre, on A Dream Play, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/?module=Articles&action=Article.publicOpen&id=5105

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

Performance dates
September 10, 2014Hovedscenen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre Opening night
Festivals (1)
The Ibsen Festival September 10, 2014