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The Pretenders
By Henrik Ibsen , translated by Michael Meyer. Paul Scofield stars in this bitter struggle for absolute power, in which three self-centred men dragtheircountry into bloody civil war. None of them understands the nature of selfless love, exemplified by their long-suffering womenfolk.
Music: Mike Sykes Adapted and directed by Martin Jenkins


Henrik Ibsen
Translated By:
Michael Meyer.
Translated By:
Paul Scofield
Mike Sykes
Directed By:
Martin Jenkins
Michael Sheen
Paul Scofield
Gerard Murphy
Ragnhild, his wife:
Sarah Badel
Margaret, his daughter:
Jasmine Hyde
Sigrid, his sister:
Maureen 0 Brien
David Bannerman
John Evrtts
Paul Flida:
Carl Prekopp
Ivar Bodde:
Ian Masters
James D'Arcy
Ben Crowe
Baard Bratte:
David Collings
Sam Crane

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