Peer Gynt: a Jazz Revival @ Edinburgh Fringe
    By Henrik Ibsen

    23:00, Tue 1st – Thu 31st August 2023 at TBC
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    Depiction of loss of a loved one
    Mention of kidnapping
    Description of harm to animals (i.e., hunting)

    When the play was originally staged in 1876, it was accompanied by incidental music written by Edvard Grieg. This music later formed the iconic and world-famous Peer Gynt Suite, which features songs from the play that are now instantly recognisable, such as Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King (aka Alton Towers theme). Since, then the play and its music has been adapted in hundreds of different ways, including a jazz reinterpretation of Grieg’s suite, recorded by Duke Ellington in 1961.

    Just as this was a reinterpretation of Grieg’s music, I want to make a new reinterpretation of the original play, accompanied with live jazz music. I pitched a similar thing for the Corpus Playroom in Lent last year, but now I want to take the same concept, and do something completely different with it.

    The play will comprise of actor-musicians playing new jazz interpretations of Grieg’s music, completely reimagining the iconic melodies, infusing them with a diverse array from the worlds of jazz.

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    CHOREOGRAPHER for 'Peer Gynt: a jazz revival' Fringe! – read more...

    We are looking for a choreographer  to join the team of 'Peer Gynt: a jazz revival'. This run will be taking place during August as we will be taking the production to Fringe, so we would love an enthusiastic, intuitive and collaborative member to jump on board and work with our fab team of actors to help make this run even better than before.

      For more details, read the full advert or contact and before 6th Apr 2023 23:59.


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