Gruffdog Theatre present: PEER GYNT at Buxton Festival Fringe

Gruffdog Theatre present: PEER GYNT at Buxton Festival Fringe

Gruffdog Theatre will debut their summer tour of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at the Buxton Fringe this July. The company are embarking upon their first U.K. tour, after successfully launching three sell out productions in their home town of Oxford.


At war with trolls, the irrepressible Peer dreams of becoming emperor of the world. An epic saga of mountains and monsters, told with puppetry, ensemble movement, and live music. Gruffdog’s adaptation promises to bring a fierce intensity to Ibsen’s classic.


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Pete Sayer, the company’s artistic director, says:


“At the heart of Gruffdog Theatre is the shared desire to make theatre that is vibrant, dynamic and powerfully emotive. We believe that spectacle is a communicator, and strive to create work that is visually and aurally beautiful, employing puppetry, music and movement to colour the stories we tell.


Peer Gynt is a truly epic story filled with magic and wonder which chronicles the troubled life of its captivating eponymous character. As a company, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring our adaptation to the Buxton Fringe; the very first stop on our very first UK tour.”


Gruffdog will be performing their adaptation of Peer Gynt at The Arts Centre from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th July. Later in 2017, Gruffdog will be performing at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


About: Gruffdog Theatre are a graduate company formed at Oxford University in 2015. They were a driving force behind the refurbishment of the now highly successful Michael Pilch Studio in Oxford and were the first to perform in the new theatre (Julius Caesar, 2015).  

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