Theatre Première of The Visit of the Royal Physician
Per Olov Enquist’s beloved Livläkarens besök/The Visit of the Royal Physician, has finally made its theatre debut. Première 4th of December at the Stockholm City Theatre, directed by Johanna Garpe and in adaptation by Johanna Garpe and Erik Norberg.
The novel, originally published 1999, has been translated into more than
30 languages and awarded a number of international prizes, e g the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in the UK, the Swedish August Prize and France’s Best Foreign Book Award.
“Despite being considered a masterpiece and the most recognized interpretation of Johann Friedrich Struensee’s short but dramatic period
at the reins of power in Denmark, PO Enquist’s The Visit of the Royal Physician, is now for the very first time adapted to the theatre stage.”
Therese Eriksson in Fokus, no 48/2015