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The Name

An award-winning stage play by one of Europe's most celebrated playwrights. Jon Fosse's work has been seen across the world in over 900 productions. Translated by Gregory Motton.

Norwegian Jon Fosse, winner of the prestigious International Ibsen Prize in 2010, is one of the world's most performed playwrights. His breakthrough came with Namnet ('The Name'), written in 1995, and it remains one of his most widely produced plays. It tells the story of a pregnant young woman's return to the claustrophobia of family home with the reluctant father-to-be in tow. Translated by Gregory Motton.

The Girl ..... Norah Lopez Holden
The Boy ..... Joseph Ayre
The Mother ..... Ellie Darvill
The Father ..... Philip Bretherton
The Sister ..... Isabella Inchbald
Bjarne ..... Nikhil Parmar

Directed by Toby Swift

British playwright Simon Stephens introduces the drama. His adaptation of Fosse's play I AM THE WIND was performed at the Young Vic in 2011.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
The Girl Norah Lopez Holden
The Boy Joseph Ayre
The Mother Ellie Darvill
The Father Philip Bretherton
The Sister Isabella Inchbald
Bjarne Nikhil Parmar
Producer Toby Swift

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