Cast and Creatives
Krister Henriksson is one of 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.
DIRECTOR and SET DESIGNER - PEDER BJURMAN
Acclaimed director and writer, Peder Bjurman, works in the field of visual theatre, combining movement, imagery and music along with conceptually abstract or narrative texts. His performances often blend the tragic with either the poetic or the comic, and his stagings are often shown in smaller, experimental venues as well as the larger theatres. Conscious of every feature of his productions, Bjurman gives equal importance to each separate element , including the lighting, sound, set and the actors’ performances, often employing cutting-edge stage technology and techniques. His work is frequently devised and developed in close collaboration with the ensemble cast or with other artists, composers, designers and stage tech companies.
Since 1991, Peder Bjurman has collaborated with Swedish performance companies and artists such as Charlotte Engelkes, Bogdan Szyber and Carina Reich. His latest productions, including Slapstick at Rival, Enter Numan at The House of Dance in Stockholm, and Sisyphus at Södra teatern in Stockholm, were all much acclaimed by critics and audiences.
Bjurman also provided the original idea for The Far Side of the Moon, directed and performed by Robert Lepage, with music by Laurie Anderson. The play was turned into a feature film, which itself received a nomination during the 2002 Academy Awards. He co-wrote The Andersen Project, commissioned by the Andersen Jubilee, which opened in Copenhagen during June 2005. The plays tours continually to this day, around the world. The new collaboration with Robert Lepege in 2011-15, Cartes, is a 12-hour long epic following the Orient-Occident relations and divided into four parts.
The artistic collaboration with actor Krister Henriksson, Doktor Glas, at the Vasa theatre in Stockholm, premiered in 2006.
LIGHTING DESIGNER - LINUS FELLBOM
Since his debut as a lighting designer 1995 he has designed lighting for over 170
productions. He has worked at most of the bigger venues around Sweden and has also been engaged at theatres and opera houses in cities like Oldenburg, Göttingen, Stuttgart, Berlin, Innsbruck, Vienna, Riga, Lodz, Warsaw, Cape Town, New York, Edinburgh, Leeds, London,Nancy, Valencia, Oslo and Copenhagen. In 2005 Linus made his debut as a stage director with ”Sympathy for the Devil” by Lucas Svensson at Strindberg’s Intimate Theatre in Stockholm.
Recent credits as Lighting Designer includes:
“On – Emotion” by Mick Gordon (also director) and Paul Brooks at Soho Theatre in London. “Scorched” by Wajdi Mouawad at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, directed by Rune David Grue. “Admeto” by Georg Friederich Händel at the Händel Festival, Deutsches Theater, Göttingen and at the Edinburgh International Festival of Theatre, directed by Doris Dörrie. “A Midsummer Nights Dream” by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn at Staatsoper Wien, choreography by Jorma Elo. “Kristina” by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Lars Rudolfsson (also director) at Royal Albert Hall. “The Portrait” by Mieczyslaw Weinberg at Opera North, Leeds and Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy, directed by David Pountney. “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Hamburger Staatsoper, directed by Doris Dörrie. “Kristina från Duvemåla” by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Lars Rudolfsson (also director) at Svenska Teatern in Helsinki. “Thaïs” by Jules Massenet at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, directed by Nicola Raab.
Credits as Set Designer includes:
“Sympathy for the Devil” by Lucas Svensson at Strindberg’s Intimate Theatre.
”Vi är Dom” at Orionteatern in Stockholm, Choreography by Camilla Ekelöf.
”A Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion at Göteborgs Stadsteater, directed by Ronnie Hallgren. “Creditors“ by August Strindberg for Riksteatern in Sweden.
”Red in 3.” by Jorma Elo for the Stuttgarter Ballett.
Credits as Director includes:
William Shakespeare’s ”Richard III” for Riksteatern in Sweden.
Carl Maria von Weber’s “Freischütz” for the Swedish Folkopera in Stockholm.
August Strindberg’s “Creditors” for Riksteatern in Sweden.
Astrid Lindgren’s “Ronja Rövardotter” at Järnverket in Iggesund.
Lucas Svensson’s “Maria Callas – Unanswered Life” at Stockholms Stadsteater.
Upcoming work 2013:
”Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Teatro Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, directed by Lorenzo Marianni.
“Romeo & Juliet” a new ballet piece by Mats Ek with music by Pjotor Iljitj Tjajkovskij at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
“Otello” by Giuseppe Verdi at the Royal Opera Copenhagen, directed by Nicola Raab.
PRODUCERS - London International Arts Theatre Limited
London International Arts Theatre Limited are London based Live Event Producers and Owners of Leicester Square Theatre www.leicestersquaretheatre.com, Bloomsbury Space , and The Craven Street Space. Previous Productions include Hurricane by Richard Dormer, West End & New York and National Tours, 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.
Current projects include Joan Collins’ Audience With, collaborations with Chicken Shed Theatre Company, London Season and National Tour of Doug Stanhope, America’s top political comedian and a continuous program of development and innovation in both theatre spaces at Leicester Square Theatre.
Martin Witts - Producer
Chief Executive of London International Arts Theatre Ltd and Artistic Director of Leicester Square Theatre has cheerfully produced events and theatrical productions ranging from Les Dawson to Lily Savage and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to Ray Charles. Always a pleasure never a chore is the companies mantra!
AlleyKat – Associate Producer
A new producing arm dedicated to development and nurturing of international talent, both existing and yet to be found.
Victoria Jeffrey – Associate Producer
This is Victoria first foray into the world of West End producing – which she is enjoying enormously. Her involvement came about after seeing Doktor Glas in Stockholm and recommending it to Martin Witts of London International Arts Theatre. The rest as they say is history.
Other producing experience includes: Taking the award winning female comedy double act 'The Totally Naff Tarts' up to the Edinburgh Festival for several sold out runs. Victoria also performed, co-wrote and co-directed the show along with Janet 'Spike' Fullerlove.
Victoria will also be co-producing as well as appearing in a production of 'Falling Stars' a new play by Christopher Fowler next year. It is a dark comedy about the beginnings of the Celebrity Culture and based on a real life PR agent. “How did we get from Cary Grant to Jedward?”
As an actress Victoria has worked extensively in all facets of the industry and has had a very varied career ranging from playing Gertrude in Hamlet in front of 1000 people in Copenhagen, to performing in the West End, to appearing at the Comedy Store.
General Manager – Johanna Rigg
Johanna has been working in the West End for over 15 years. Previously General Managing the Arts Theatre and currently Leicester Square Theatre.
Originally produced by Tåbb AB at the Vasa Theatre in Stockholm, 2006.