By Mark Shenton
13 Sep 2012
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.