The Greatest of The Greatest

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Directors’ Cuts 2019: Eva Johansson and Louise Löwenberg's story of what happened when two creative geniuses met to produce the greatest work of their careers, and failed

7th May 2019 - 11th May 2019
7.30pm (plus 2.30pm on Sat) | £12

In June 2010 Thommy Berggren and Mikael Persbrandt, icons of Nordic theatre and film, announced that they were collaborating on a masterpiece. Only one week before the show was due to open, they cancelled all the performances. This is the almost-true story of what actually happened when two male creative geniuses met to produce the greatest work of their careers, and failed. Oh, and Thommy and Mikael? They’re played by women.

By Eva Johansson and Louise Löwenberg
Directed by Charissa Martinkauppi
Designed by Alana Ashley


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its thirteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the third time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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