Casting for the upcoming production directed by Max Weber has been announced.
Translated for the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford, filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece comes to the Old Vic’s stage from the 21st February, directed by Max Webster.
Amongst the gilded romance and glamour of 1900s Sweden, siblings Fanny and Alexander’s world is turned upside down when their widowed mother remarries the iron-willed local bishop. As creative freedom and rigid orthodoxy clash, a war ensues between imagination and austerity in this magical study of childhood, family and love.
The production’s cast will be led by Penelope Wilton as Mrs. Helena Ekdahl and Kevin Doyle as Bishop Edvard Vergérus. Meanwhile, the company is also set to include Lolita Chakrabarti, Thomas Arnold, Karina Fernandez, Annie Firbank, Matt Gavan, Tim Lewis, Gary MacKay, Gloria Obianyo, Vivian Oparah, Michael Pennington, Hannah James Scott, Jonathan Slinger, Catherine Walker and Sargon Yelda.
Meanwhile the role of Fanny will be alternated 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.
The production will feature set design by Tom Pye, costume design by Laura Hopkins, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Tom Gibbons.
Fanny & Alexander will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 21st February until the 14th April 2018. To book tickets click here or visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, See Tickets.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Love Theatre.com or Theatre People.com.