Cast: 4–6 male, 1 female
Caligula: Has Sir Widgren done his homework?
Jan-Erik: Yeah, I have.
Caligula: I believe (whispers). I believe that Sir Widgren - is lying!
Jan-Erik: No, I am not!
Caligula: I see.'– From Torment
In Torment a sadistic Latin teacher, nicknamed Caligula by his long-suffering students, takes particular pleasure in tormenting one pupil, the diligent Jan-Erik. But Jan-Erik has more on his mind than appeasing the professor: he’s deeply involved in an affair with Bertha, a woman with a taste for both men and liquor. Despite her unfaithful ways, Bertha falls in love with Jan-Erik and tells him that she’s fearful of a stranger who seems to be following her everywhere.
- Studioteatret, London 1949 (dir. Per Gjersøe)
- St. Martin’s Theatre, London 1948 (dir. Sir Peter Ustinov)