Kristin Lavransdatter

The summer residency in 2015 took place from Monday 20 July – Saturday 8 August. This year, an ensemble of young actors, musicians, designers and technicians worked with multi-award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum, an international ensemble committed to developing new and original theatre for multi-cultural audiences – to create a new piece of theatre based on a Norwegian classic text.

The Project

Participants worked alongside a team of professionals led by Nir Paldi, joint Artistic Director of Theatre Ad Infinitum to create of a new piece of theatre, inspired by the Norwegian novel “The Wreath”, the first part of the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by Sigfrid Undset, an epic tale of a woman trying to swim against the tide, set in the dark and frozen landscape of 14th century Norway.

Working with Lecoq techniques of ensemble storytelling, the work was highly physical, integrally musical, intensive, challenging and exciting, demanding high energy levels and absolute commitment. The project culminated in a public sharing at the end of the residency.


Pip Barclay
Christina Kyomi Evelyn Brown
Aimee Cassettari
Liam Cullen
Ruaridh Hamilton
Emma James
Alexander Jones
Alastair Michael
Mark Milligan
Tilda O'Grady
Max Percy
Iqra Rizwan
Rachel Shobande
Grace Stotesbury
James Warburton
Niamh Watson

Creative Team

Directed by Nir Paldi

Orian Michaeli

Movement Director Deborah Pugh

Musical Director/Composer
Amy Nostbakken

Production Manager/ Co-designer
Lauren Cameron

Co-designer Chloe Dunscombe
Technical Manager Clive Stevenson
Stage Manager Hayley Constable

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