Presented by Persona Onstage by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Limited, London on behalf of The Ingmar Bergman Foundation.


Olivier Award winner Alice Krige, Nobuhle Mngcwengi, Paul Schoolman and William Close and his Earth Harp

Renowned stage actress, Elizabet, has suffered a psychological breakdown and relapsed into silence. She is sent with Sister Alma, the nurse assigned to her recovery, to a remote summer beach house. Can Alma coax Elizabet out of her silence? Truth, lies, manipulation and identity, PERSONA explores the meaning of ‘reality’.

Paul Schoolman brings his unique vision to create a new theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's iconic film, adding the character of The Narrator and using Bergman’s unseen notes and words for a fresh take on this enigmatic masterpiece.

Sister Alma is played by Olivier winner Alice Krige and actor, singer/songwriter Nobuhle Mngcwengi plays Elizabet.

William Close joins as the fourth voice in the quartet playing his signature Earth Harp. The Harp's resonating chamber will rest on the stage & the strings go out over the audience to the grid above, creating an extraordinary multi- dimensional experience.

All artists appear subject to availability – Catrin Meek will perform The Earth Harp from February 1st – 23rd.

Persona Onstage

General Managers The Entertainment Business

Creative team

Director Paul Schoolman
Production Designer BAFTA award winner Fotini Dimou
Lighting Design Jack Weir
Projection Design  P J McEvoy
Videographer Filip Haglund
Production Manager  James Anderton 


This production runs 90 minutes with out interval, Latecomers will not be admitted.

Please note this production has adult themes and themes of violence.  Not suitable for children.


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