Read Reviews for National Theatre's Peer Gynt, Starring James McArdle

The Verdict   Read Reviews for National Theatre's Peer Gynt, Starring James McArdle
The Edinburgh Theatre Festival co-production runs in London through October 8.
Ann Louise Ross and James McArdle
Ann Louise Ross and James McArdle Manuel Harlan

David Hare's English adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt opened at London’s National Theatre this week, with James McArdle (Angels in America) in the title role.

Directed by Jonathan Kent, the new version is set in the present day rather than the usual 19th century setting depicted in previous productions.

The play is a co-production with Edinburgh Theatre Festival and will transfer to the Scottish mainstay in August.

Read reviews for the London bow below.

The Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Guardian (Michael Billington) (Mark Shenton)

The Times (Clive Davis)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

Joining McArdle on stage are Philip Cairns, Tamsin Carroll, Anya Chalotra, Jonathan Coy, Caroline Deyga, Tia Dutt, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Ford Davies, Andrew Fraser, Guy Henry, Dani Heron, Ryan Hunter, Isabelle Joss, Ezra Faroque Khan, Rehanna MacDonald, Lorne MacFadyen, Marc Mackinnon, Adam McNamara, Martin Quinn, Ann Louise Ross, Nabil Shaban, Jatinder Singh Randhawa, Sonnyboy Skelton, and Hannah Visocchi.

The production has sets and costumes by Richard Hudson with a score by Paul Englishby, movement direction from Polly Bennett, lighting design by Mark Henderson, and sound design by Christopher Shutt.

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