Swedish play Doktor Glas coming to the West End

In April the critically acclaimed Swedish play Doktor Glas will be heading to the West End for a short three-week run.

This brilliant production transfers from its acclaimed run in Sweden and will star Krister Henriksson who is best known for his role as Wallander in the widely-praised Swedish television version of Henning Maknell’s detective series.

Doktor Glas is the story of a 19th century physician who falls in love with a beautiful young woman, who happens to be the wife of a corrupt clergyman.

She confides in him that her marriage is making her miserable and wants to leave the corrupt man, to which Doktor Glas promises to do whatever he can to help rid her of him.

Thereafter, the title character finds himself torn between his passion for the young woman and his own morality, leading to the shocking climax.

This is Henriksson’s debut on the West End and he admitted to the Guardian that he was surprised by the idea of transferring a Swedish language play to Britain.

He said in reference to the fact that the play will be performed in Swedish with English surtitled: “I think English is a beautiful language, but I’m so glad the British want to hear me speaking Swedish. I hope they will be able to hear how beautiful it can be.

“In a way Sweden has always been in the shadow of Britain – and having grown up watching wonderful British actors, I think it’s a kind of payback time.”

Running from April 16th to May 11th, people can get tickets for one of the performances from as little as £17, while the best seats will cost visitors £60.

The Wyndham’s Theatre is just a stone’s throw from the Leicester Square Tube stop, meaning it is within easy reach from any of London boutique hotels you might decide to stay in.

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