Actor Michael Pennington talks about playing Strindberg

14th June 2013



The star actor, celebrating his 70th birthday, talks to Heather Neill about his role as Edgar, opposite Linda Marlowe’s Alice, in the five-star production of August Strindberg’s Dances of Death, currently at the Gate Theatre in London in a new version by Howard Brenton, directed by Tom Littler. Recorded at the Gate, 10 June 2013.

Edgar does a spectacular dance, which, since Olivier did it, is what you are judged on — 60 seconds out of two-and-a-half hours.