Sweden's Krister Henriksson to Star in West End in Doktor Glas

News   Sweden's Krister Henriksson to Star in West End in Doktor Glas Leading Swedish actor Krister Henriksson, who is best known for playing the title role in the Swedih TV series "Wallander," is to make his West End debut in Hjalmer Söderberg's Doktor Glas. It will begin performances at Wydham's Theatre April 16, prior to an official opening April 18, for a run through May 11.



The production, which transfers to London following its acclaimed run at Sweden's National Theatre, is adapted from the classic novel by Hjalmer Söderberg and performed in its original Swedish with English surtitles. It is being brought to London by Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre and Tåbb AB. 

According to press materials, Doktor Glas tells the story of a 19th-century physician who falls madly in love with the beautiful young wife of a corrupt clergyman. When she confides in him that her marriage is making her miserable, he agrees to help in whatever way he can. Soon Doktor Glas finds himself torn between his passion and his morality.

Henriksson made his breakthrough at the Stockholm City Theatre in the title role of Iben's Peer Gynt. He has since played a string of major roles in plays by Shakespeare, Beckett, Strindberg, Ibsen, Miller, Pinter and Noren. He worked for Ingmar Bergman, who directed him in A Winter's Tale at the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern). Later he played the young Bergman in Liv Ullmans film "Faithless" (Trolösa), which was based on Bergman's manuscript. In his native Sweden and across the world, he is best known for his role in the TV adaptation of Henning Mankell's police drama "Wallander," which was subsequently re-made in Britain starring Kenneth Branagh.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5120, or visit drglas.com for more details.

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