Theatre The Corn Exchange in partnership with Ulster Bank present


  • 12 November 2015-05 December 2015 8.00pm
  • Tickets €12 - € 22

Through A Glass Darkly
by Ingmar Bergman
adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton
directed by Annie Ryan

Previews: 12 – 14 November €16/€14
Dates: 16 November – 5 December €22/€20

Real Deal: All tickets 12 November just €12

Earlybird tickets: Book before Tues 27 Oct and save 25%
Early bookers pay only €16.50/€15 or €12/€10.50 (previews)


Through A Glass Darkly is a vibrant, moving adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

Set on a stark, stony island, this intimate, tightly condensed family drama depicts the unraveling of Karin – a young wife, an older sister and an only daughter.

Torn by the duty she feels for the men that love her and the inner voices that compel her towards freedom, Karin is faced with a choice that will alter her fate and that of her family.

Strongly influenced by his work in theatre with Strindberg, Ibsen and Chekhov, Through A Glass Darkly paved the way for Bergman’s most celebrated, dark and stylised films establishing him as one of the world’s greatest directors.

The Corn Exchange, in celebration of 20 years of theatre-making in Dublin, bring their stark precision and transformational acting style to this gripping drama of love and desire, faith and doubt, and the creative impulse within us all.

We’re delighted to welcome The Corn Exchange back to Project following their stunning adaptation of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride here in February.


“…with Corn Exchange, it’s the way they tell it that lifts things into the truly extraordinary.”
Herald Scotland


Post-Show Discussion: Tuesday 24 November

Mark O’Halloran (writer, actor), Annie Ryan (The Corn Exchange director) and David O’Mahony (Head of Cinema Programming, Irish Film Institute) will discuss the theatrical roots of Bergman’s work and how his work lends itself to further exploration on stage.


Suitable for ages 16+

Running time: 80 min (no interval)


Through A Glass Darkly by Ingmar Bergman

Adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton

Directed by Annie Ryan

Set and Costume Design by Sarah Bacon

Lighting Design by Sinéad Wallace

Sound Design and Music by Denis Clohessy

Cast: Beth Cooke, Peter Gowen, Peter Gaynor, Colin Campbell


By arrangement with Andrew Higgie, Garry McQuinn and Josef Weinberger Plays on behalf of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.

The Corn Exchange operates in partnership with Ulster Bank and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.


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