Peer Gynt

Around the world and deep into the darkest woods. Original libretto adapted from Henrik Ibsen's epic poem and corresponding Nordic lore. Premiered in a disused auto-repair garage in outside of Melbourne in December 2010.

Staged with an ensemble of twelve actor musicians in an immersive maze of doors, windows, reclaimed wood and fabric, farm equipment, bales of pea-straw, and sheets of corrugated metals. Scored for double bass, akkordion, banjo, harp, two violins, autoharp, glock and musical saw.

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Green Room Award Winner for Best Music & Best Design

Best of 2010

Written & Directed by Mat Sweeney & Jesse Rasmussen (adapted from Henrik Ibsen)
Set & Properties Design & Construction Sebastian Peters-Lazaro & Ellen Strasser
Costume Design Mallory Gross
Lighting Design Tom Willis
Music Mat Diafos Sweeney
Lyrics Jesse Rasmussen
Musicians Gregory Craske, Genevieve Fry, Alistair Gray-Price, Oliver Hunter, Sebastian Peters-Lazaro, Tilly Perry, Jesse Rasmussen
Ensemble Ray Chong Nee, Emily Goddard, Mallory Gross, Reuben Liversidge, Gabriel Partington, Craig Piaget
Additional Set & Properties/Costume Construction Das Patterson, Cherry Collins, Haley Burton, Caitlin Valentine
Mural Alice O’Brien
Make-Up & Hair Design Jesse Rasmussen with Mallory Gross & Oliver Hunter
Photography Stephanie Butterworth and Zoe Spawton