Theatre, 1942

Beppo the Clown

Else Fisher wrote, directed and choreographed this pantomime, in close relationship with her future husband Bergman.
'Nice, delightful.'
Karin Bergman

About the production

The production went on tour in May 1944, Curt Edgard replacing Else Fisher in the role of Beppo. In spite of the bad weather during the summer, the play was received well by the critics, who noted the artistry, colorfulness and good spirit of this collaboration between Else Fisher and Ingmar Bergman.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.
  • Birgitta Steene, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide (Amsterdam University Press, 2005).


  • Else Fisher, Author, Director, Choreographer
  • Gunnar Lindblad, Designer
  • Ingmar Bergman, Producer
  • Sture Ericson, The Circus Director
  • Karin Håkansson, Camomilla
  • Inga Gill, The Lion Tamer/A Tin Soldier/A Dancer
  • Randi Fisher, The Lion/A Tin Soldier/A Slave of Music
  • Gittan Carlström, Pelle Jöns/A Chinese Doll/A Slave of Music
  • Marrit Ohlsson, The Villain/The Magician/The Pasha