When Lerkefugl Prod. put Peer in the pub, one might think that they give us a simple and stripped-down Peer Gynt at the bar. That’s a mistake!
When Lerkefugl Prod. put Peer Gynt in the pub, one might think that they give us a simple and stripped-down Peer at the bar. That’s a mistake!
For most of Ibsen’s writing is here. What is perhaps most different from the original is that they elegantly ignore the staging references and use the space where they are. It is thus quite a full-fledged Peer Gynt we get, while the director and actors use the opportunity to give us a rare reckless interpretation. Because that’s what it is. A pretty hard-hitting Peer. In the pub.
And even though we are with Peer in the pub we get Grieg. And Doors. And Prince and Britney Spears. And more. And the soundscape offers some very funny combinations you’ve never heard before. And it works!
“Peer at the pub has become an almost full-format performance where there is not cut beyond what is usual. … makes the performance both entertaining, and not least understandable to anyone who is not too familiar with Ibsen’s original play. ” – Amund Grimstad, Klassekampen