Fanny and Alexander

Ingmar Bergman

Adapted by Stephen Beresford

The Old Vic, London

21st February - 14th April


Isak Jacobi/Death

Michael Pennington

Helena Ekdahl

Penelope Wilton

Carl Ekdahl/Mr Landhal

Thomas Arnold

Alma Ekdahl/Helena Vergérus

Lolita Chakrabarti

Bishop Edvard Vergérus

Kevin Doyle

Lydia Ekdahl/Justina

Karina Fernandez

Vega/Blendda Vergérus

Annie Firbank

Michael Bergman/Aron Retzinsky

Matt Gavan

Ensemble

Tim Lewis

Ensemble

Gary MacKay

Petra Ekdahl/Pauline/

Ismael Rezinsky

Gloria Obianyo

Maj

Vivian Oparah

Ensemble

Hannah James Scott

Gustav Adolf Ekdahl

Jonathan Slinger

Emile Ekdahl

Catherine Walker


Guillermo Bedward


Kit Connor


Jack Falk


Misha Handley


Zaris Angel Hator


Amy Jayne


Molly Shenker


Katie Simons

Oscar Yelda

Sargon Yelder



Director

Max Webster



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Reviews

..Michael Pennington brings quirky decency to the resourceful mystic Isak.

- Evening Standard


Pennington, in an equally fine performance, lends this elderly Jewish antiques dealer a spry wit and abiding belief in the power of fantasy.

-The Guardian

…Michael Pennington is perfectly cast as her benevolent gentleman, Isak Jacobi.

-MailOnline

 ..Flirtations fizz, not least hers with her old flame Isaak Jacobi, a Jewish moneylender and antiques dealer (played with an air of philosophical mysticism, elderly frailty and radiant kindness by Michael Pennington).

-The Stage

The scene where she [Penelope Wilton]sits and reminisces with Michael Pennington’s gently philosophical Isak Jacobi, remembering the day when her husband discovered their affair - “He was holding a gun; I was holding his leg” - was my favourite of the entire evening, just two wonderful actors making transformative magic with the power of their imaginations.

-WhatsOnStage