Fanny and Alexander

Ingmar Bergman

Fanny and Alexander


A great family saga through the eyes of two child heroes – a brother and a sister based on a cult film by the famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

The new SND building, Drama hall
6. 4. 2016 7. 4. 2016

A cult film by the famous Swedish director in recent seasons has dazzled audiences at the National Theatres in Copenhagen and Stockholm and two years ago received a standing ovation in the USA. Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century. A great family saga through the eyes of two child heroes – a brother and a sister. The world of theatre with its freedom, openness, passion and idealism is confronted with asceticism, mysticism and strict rules. This myriad of colour, social, generational and diversely opinionated characters is a juicy astronomical clock of the fates of people who do not give up because they are close. They survive and even celebrate life in all its bitterly sweet forms. Pragmatism versus fantasy. Asceticism versus tolerance. A wide array of stories that deserve reesurgence, for us to better understand ourselves and each other.

Running time: 3 hrs 15 mins with one interval

Production Team

Translated by Teodora Chmelová
Adapted and Directed by Marián Amsler
Stage design Juraj Kuchárek


Helena Ekdahl, widow and former actress Emília Vášáryová
Oscar Ekdahl, the theatre director Dano Heriban (as a guest)
Emelie Ekdahl, his wife Petra Vajdová
Alexander Daniel Fischer
Maja, their nanny Dominika Kavaschová
Carl Ekdahl, professor Branislav Bystriansky
Lydia Ekdahl, his wife Diana Mórová
Gustav Adolf Ekdahl, owner of the theatre restaurant Milan Ondrík
Alma Ekdahl, his wife Gabriela Dzuríková
Petra, their 18 year-old daughter Maruška Magálová (Conservatory Student)
Isaak Jacobi, businessman František Kovár
Aron, his nephew Ondrej Kovaľ
Ismael, his nephew Dávid Uzsák (as a guest)
Bishop Edvard Vergerus Richard Stanke
Henrietta Vergerus, the Bishop’s sister Ingrid Timková
Mrs Blenda Vergerus, the Bishop’s mother Zuzana Kocúriková
Elsa Bergius, the Bishop’s aunt Marcela Huranová (as a guest)
Justina, parish maid Anna Maľová
Ester, Mrs Ekdahl’s housekeeper Mária Breinerová (as a guest)
Police commissioner Ivan Vojtek
Mikael Bergman, young actor, plays Hamlet Adam Jančina (as a guest)
Paulina, 12 year-old girl, ghost Lucia Bartíková (as a guest) Laura Sláviková (as a guest)
Esmeralda, 10 year-old girl, ghost Zuzana Hozlárová (as a guest) Ema Kicková (as a guest)