“Scenes from a Marriage is a portrait of extraordinary intimacy and a searchingly honest and moving love story. We follow Johan and Marianne from their seemingly perfect happy marriage through betrayal and loss to warring contenders in divorce and beyond.
“Trevor Nunn returns to direct Scenes from a Marriage in the intimate setting of the St James Theatre, having originally directed it five years ago to open the new small space at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Trevor Nunn is one of the UK’s leading theatre, film and television directors. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre....
Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage was originally created for television and has acquired classic status inspiring many other films and directors. This adaptation for the stage by Joanna Murray-Smith (whose play Honour enjoyed a major success at the National Theatre and in the West End) is an emotionally powerful and compulsively visceral exploration of what happens when a marriage disintegrates.” – from the St James Theatre website
I’ve seen this and reckon that as soon as it is reviewed it will be sold out. One of the theatrical events of the year – and, for the present, all seats including top price, are reduced to £24.
As well as being directed by Trevor Nunn, the play features Olivia Williams and Mark Bazeley in the lead roles. It’s based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name – one of his finest and very highly ranked on IMDB.
This is a play for grown-ups. It covers ten years years in the roller-coaster married life of Marianne and Johan; he’s a lecturer, she’s a family lawyer. It is a brutally honest script but with a surprising number of laughs. This production is taut and precise by one of our finest directors. The leading actors are electrifying and will certainly be in line for awards.
Meetup members should buy their own tickets – as soon as possible because word will get around. Love Theatre has seats on all tiers available for £24. Make sure you click on “Apply Special Offer” to take advantage of the reduction.
If you’re open to sitting next to another member, feel free to mention your seat number in the comments below, for group members who might want to book a neighbouring seat.
We’ll meet in the bar from 6.15 pm, at the end furthest from the box office. I’ll wear a Meetup lapel badge. There’s a pub next door we can retreat to next door after the play. This is a play you will want to argue about!
(Photo by Richard Matthews)