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About the play

Available 22.01.2021, 19.00–24.00 CET

Prince Myshkin is a kind-hearted person. He always thinks of the good of others, meets everyone with understanding. No wonder his surroundings are provoked. Is he in fact an idiot? Or does he have a hidden agenda? And is it really goodness to show generosity and to share, if you were born privileged?

Playwright and director Mattias Andersson take his starting point in Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel The Idiot to examine the relevance of its ethical, political and existential issues in our time. With a polyphony of voices and texts from 1869 to today The Idiot creates a performance work of art about the questions and provocation of goodness.


David Dencik / Prince Myshkin
Carl Magnus Dellow / Ardalion
Ardalan Esmaili / Ganja
Ellen Jelinek / Varja
Melinda Kinnaman / Adelaida
Tanja Lorentzon / Aleksandra
Per Mattsson / Totskij
Marall Nasiri / Nastasia
Marie Richardson / Lizavjeta
Andreas Rothlin Svensson / Ivan
Jennie Silfverhjelm / Aglaja
Lil Terselius / Nina
Björn Bengtsson / Rogozjin
Alexej Manvelov / Ippolit

and students from Sundbyberg Theather Studio

Direction and adaptation: Mattias Andersson
Costume and set design: Ulla Kassius    
Light design: Charlie Åström
Costume and make up: Linda Hyllengren, Nathalie Pujol
Sound design and music: Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir
Dramaturgy: Emma Meyer-Duner
Producer: Benoît Malmberg

Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Girls Like Us – PINS
She's Lost Control – Grace Jones
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinéad O'Connor

Bonus material