Fanny & Alexander
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848427495Publication Date:
1 Mar 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 128 pages ISBN: 9781788500296Publication Date:
1 Mar 2018
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Old Vic Theatre, London, 2018

Fanny & Alexander (stage version)

By Ingmar Bergman Adapted by Stephen Beresford

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Siblings Fanny and Alexander are growing up amidst the gilded romance and glamour of 1900s Sweden. But their 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.

Legendary film-maker Ingmar Bergman's 1982 masterpiece Fanny & Alexander was adapted for the stage by Stephen Beresford. It premiered at The Old Vic, London, in 2018, in a production starring Penelope Wilton and directed by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.

‘There is no shame in deriving pleasure from this little world.’

Press Quotes

'A sprawling family saga… a Chekhovian fairytale with cautionary moral extremes and dollops of life-affirming merriment'

Daily Mail

'A richly nourishing saga'

Evening Standard

'A pretty tremendous achievement... possessed of a surging emotional swoop and visual audacity that bursts its way into your heart'

Time Out

'A sumptuous stage representation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic movie'

British Theatre Guide

'Engrossing and rewarding… a truly effective slice of theatre'


'A fast-moving family saga… a faithful adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's celebration of theatre, fantasy and family life'


'Colourful and involving… what casts a glow is the evocation of love – flawed, fallible people taking risks, making sacrifices and suffering hurts for one another – and the joys and consolations of fantasy... a touching family drama, and a profane hymn to dreamers, players and tellers of tales'

The Stage
Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781848427495Publication Date:
1 Mar 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,128 pages ISBN: 9781788500296Publication Date:
1 Mar 2018
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Ingmar Bergman:

Through A Glass Darkly

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Also by Stephen Beresford:

The Last of the Haussmans
The Southbury Child
Three Kings

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