About Fanny & Alexander

Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s masterful family chronicle, Fanny & Alexander, comes to the London stage in an adaptation from BAFTA-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Associate Director of The Old Vic, Max Webster.

This chillingly beautiful tale comes as part of The Old Vic's bicentenary season, celebrating the theatre's 200th birthday in May.

Ages 14+: This production contains explicit language and scenes of violence.

WHO'S IN IT?

Penelope Wilton - Mrs. Helena Ekdahl

Thomas Arnold - Carl Ekdahl/Mr. Landhal

Lolita Chakrabarti - Alma Ekdahl/Helena Vergérus

Kevin Doyle - Bishop Edvard Vergérus

Karina Fernandez - Lydia Ekdahl/Justina

Annie Firbank - Vega/Blenda Vergérus

Matt Gavan - Michael Bergman/Aron Retzinsky

Tim Lewis - Ensemble

Gary MacKay - Ensemble

Gloria Obianyo - Petra Ekdahl/Pauline/Ismael Retzinsky

Vivian Oparah - Maj 

Michael Pennington - Isak Jacobi/Death

Hannah James Scott - Ensemble

Jonathan Slinger - Gustav Adolf Ekdahl

Catherine Walker - Emilie Ekdahl

Sargon Yelda - Oscar Ekdahl

The role of Fanny will be played by Zaris Angel Hator, Amy Jayne Leigh, Molly Shenker and Katie Simons, and the role of Alexander will be played by Guillermo Bedward, Kit Connor, Jack Falk and Misha Handley, who will alternate performances.

What's the story?

Set in Sweden during the 1900s, Fanny & Alexander is the story of Emilie Ekdahl, whose world is turned upside down when she is suddenly widowed.

Emilie remarries and moves into the house of her new husband, local bishop Edvard Vergérus, with her children Fanny and Alexander. Edvard’s stern principles make for a hostile home-life. The relationship between Alexander and Edvard is especially difficult as the rigid orthodoxy of the bishop clashes with the young boy’s imaginative will to invent stories.

Edvard’s treatment of her children lead the pregnant Emilie to ask for a divorce. Edvard refuses; she may leave but legally it will be considered desertion, placing Fanny and Alexander, and her unborn child, in the bishop's care.

Faced with such a dilemma, can Emilie rectify the mistake of marrying Edvard and will the Ekdahl family be able to find happiness once again?

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Important Information

Tuesday 27 March 2018 - Audio Described Performance - 7pm

Thursday 29 March 2018 - Captioned Performance - 7pm

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Where is Fanny & Alexander?

103 The Cut London SE1 8NB
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
  • Parking: Waterloo Station (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo