About Fanny & Alexander

Old Vic, London
Booking to 14 April 2018
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Fanny & Alexander at the Old Vic Theatre starring Penelope Wilton.

The Old Vic Theatre present the world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s adaptation of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Fanny and Alexander.

Directed by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster, this highly anticipated premiere stars Olivier Award winner Penelope Wilton.

Fanny & Alexander will run from 27 February 2018 until 14 April 2018 at the Old Vic Theatre.


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 cast includes Penelope Wilton, Thomas Arnold, Lolita Chakrabarti, Kevin Doyle, 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.


Directed by Max Webster with set design by Tom Pye, costume design by Laura Hopkins, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Tom Gibbons, movement direction by Toby Sedgwick and illusion by Ben Hart. It will be composed by Alex Baranowski.


★★★★ “Penelope Wilton is superb” The Independent
★★★★ “Stephen Beresford’s stage adaptation sheds new light on Bergman’s screen masterpiece” Financial Times
★★★★ “Penelope Wilton enchants [in this] richly nourishing saga” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Webster’s production has tableaux to ravish the eye and enough quirks to keep the clock ticking” Daily Mail

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 14 April 2018

Important Notes

Recommended age: 16+ Audio Described Performance: Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 7pm Captioned Performance: Thursday 29 March 2018  - 7pm Booking From: 27th Feb 2018 Booking Until: 14th Apr 2018

Venue Information

Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501

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