Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
National Theatre of Greece
Agiou Konstantinou 22-24, Centre, 10437

Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen


23.11.2017 to 04.02.2018

“You might be interested to know that Peer Gynt was a real person. He lived in Gudbrandsdal, probably at the end of the last or the beginning of this century,” wrote Ibsen to his publisher in 1867.

If Peer Gynt did indeed exist, he must have been full of contradictions, either a liar or a fantasist. He challenged life head-on or shrank from it, attempted the impossible or avoided everything, defied reality or tried to run away from it, chased fortune or was a slave to wishful thinking, travelled to the ends of the earth or wandered around locations that he could see only in his mind’s eye, searched for himself or for an escape, was “enough to himself”, so that he would go down in history, or remained a simple, humble “button”, like most people.
Ibsen’s masterpiece, inspired by Norwegian fairy-tales and legends, is a romantic work that manages at the same time to be absolutely modern, about a blind Odyssey of the West, about dreams and the path to their realisation.

23 November, 2017 to 2 February, 2018

Creation Team

Giorgos Depastas Translator 
Dimitris Lignadis Direction & Adaptation
Eleni Gini Dramaturg
Apollon Papatheoharis Designer
Sakis Birbilis Lighting
Giannis Christodoulopoulos Music
Anastasia Valsamaki Anastasia Diamantopoulou Assistant director
Maria Zygouri Assistant costume designer
Sotiris Mitsoulas Assistant set designer
Eri Kyrgia Dramaturg


Michalis Afolayan
Stefania Goulioti
Ieronymos Kaletsanos
Dimitris Lignadis
Dimitris Mothonaios
Νancy Boukli
Zoe Mylona
Panos Papadopoulos
Katerina Patsiani
Vangelis Romios
Gioulika Skafida
Spiros Tsekouras
Yannis Tsoumarakis
Giorgis Tsouris

Ziller Building - Main Stage
Greek - On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the performance is accompanied by English surtitles.
Saturday & Sunday premium seats €22 | Zone A €17 | Zone B (lower circle) €15 | Friday (single price) €13 | Wednesday, Thursday (single price) €15
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