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 translated to the stage by Stephen Beresford. It premiered at The Old Vic, London, in 2018, in a production directed by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.
Stephen Beresford is the BAFTA award-winning screenwriter of Pride. His other plays include The Last of the Haussmans, which premiered at the National Theatre.