Theatre, 1951

Light in the Shack

Considered the best play by Björn-Erik Höijer - a vocational teacher from northern Sweden hailed as a major new playwright - Light in the Shack had already been produced elsewhere in Sweden when the Royal Dramatic Theatre decided to stage it.

About the production

There were speculations in the press that Ingmar Bergman's guest production at the Dramatic Royal Theatre was a test case before hiring him on contract as a director, but this did not come about.


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


  • Uno Henning , Sune Stark
  • Maj-Britt Nilsson, Lena
  • Birgitta Valberg, Elin
  • Ingvar Kjellson, Pirkko
  • Hugo Björne, Nilsson
  • Märta Dorff, Mrs Nilsson
  • Sven-Eric Gamble, Sven
  • Marianne Lindberg, Lisa
  • Margit Carlqvist, Bettan
  • Anders de Wahl, Karlin
  • Björn-Erik Höijer, Author
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director
  • Sven Fahlstedt, Designer