Krister Henriksson, who is best known as Wallander in Henning Mankell's widely praised Swedish TV series, makes his West End debut in Doktor Glas starting previews from 16 April at the Wyndham's Theatre. Originally performed at The National Theatre of Sweden, Doktor Glas is adapted from the classic novel by Hjalmar Söderberg and performed in its original Swedish with English surtitles. The production runs from 16 April until 11 May 2013.
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, and drives the play towards its shocking climax.
Krister Henriksson is one on Sweden's most highly respected and admired actors who made his breakthrough at the Stockholm City Theatre in the lead role of Peer Gynt. He has played a string of major roles on the world's most respected stages, and has performed in plays by Shakespeare, Beckett, Strindberg, Ibsen, Miller, Pinter and Noren. He worked alongside Ingmar Bergman when he directed him in A Winter's Tale at the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern). Later Bergman handpicked Henriksson for the role as the young Bergman in Liv Ullman's film Faithless (Trolösa), which was based on Bergman's manuscript.
In his native Sweden and across the world, Krister is best known for his role in the TV adaptation of Henning Mankell's police drama Wallander. The grittiness of his performance has won him plaudits from critics across the globe and has spawned the British remake starring Kenneth Branagh. He has also won rave reviews for his stage portrayal in Doktor Glas, which has toured extensively around Sweden and other Nordic countries.
Cast: Krister Henriksson as Doktor Glas. Directed by Peder Bjurman & Krister Henriksson. Adapted by Allan Edwall. Set Design by Pedar Bjurman. Lighting Design by Linus Fellbom. Musical Direction by Leif Jordansson. Costume by Karin Hoeg. Wig and Makeup by Sofia Ranow Boix-Vives. Artistic Advisor Lisa Ohlin.
Doktor Glas premiered at the Vasateatern Theatre in the autumn of 2006, where it played to sold out houses, before touring Sweden with The National Theatre. It has since then, sold out several short runs at the Dramaten Theatre in Stockholm.
Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre and Tåbb AB presents Doktor Glas at Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DA, Tuesday 16 April - Saturday 11 May 2013, running Mon - Sat 7.30pm, matinees Weds 2.30pm and Sat 5pm. PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 18 April at 7.30pm. Running Time: 90minutes without interval. Prices: £65.00, £49.50, £35.00, £20.00, £15.00, £10.00. Box office: 0844 4825120 or www.drglas.com.
London International Arts Theatre Limited are London based Live Event Producers and Owners of Leicester Square Theatre, Bloomsbury Space , and The Craven Street Space. Previous Productions include Hurricane by Richard Dormer, West End and New York, the Story of Alex Higgins, Work in Progress Life in Progress Written by Joan Rivers directed by Sean Foley West End and Los Angeles. Prisoner Cell Block H The Musical West End and National Tours.