Fanny & Alexander

‘…by the end of it, you will have seen every possible kind of adventure. The dead will speak and the living will fight and there will be swords, and horses, and magical speaking puppets. And a ghost. And a dog. And a naked lady. But first…’

The Ekdahls are a family of the theatre. Their lives are as messy and passionate as the characters they play onstage. Children Fanny and Alexander have grown up in this loving chaos surrounded by laughter. But when their widowed mother remarries the brutally cold local bishop, their world is turned upside down. In a battle of wills between freedom and repression, a story unfolds about the power of imagination and the endurance of a family’s love for each other.

Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s rich, funny and humane masterpiece Fanny & Alexander is adapted for the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.



Supported by

With a generous leadership gift from Soo & Jonathan Hitchin and additional kind support from the Anglo-Swedish Society

Tickets: £12 (on all tickets 4–14 Apr), £16, £21, £30, £55, £65

WORLD THEATRE DAY FLASH SALE – All tickets: £12 (4–14 April)
Excludes 7.30pm performance on Sat 14 April

Approx. running time: 3 hours 30 minutes, including two 15 minute intervals

Recommended for ages 14+

This production contains explicit language and scenes of violence that some may find upsetting


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