Theatre, 1944

The Gambling Hall/Mr Sleeman Cometh

Bergman stages two seldom shown one-act plays written by Hjalmar Bergman at the end of the 1910s.
'Mr Sleeman Cometh] is a little masterpiece. It's a pity that Hjalmar Bergman isn't staged more often...'
Ingmar Bergman

About the production

The play was presented by Ingmar Bergman as an expressionistic nightmare, supported by Gunnar Lindblad's phantasmagorical stage design. The Gambling Hall is a minor dramatic exercise, clearly imitation of German expressionistic dramas of the 1920's.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.