Theatre, 1947

Playing with Fire

Bergman's second Stringberg radio play, after The Dutchman.

About the production

A Strindberg comedy about having nothing to do. Bergman made another version for the Radio Theatre in 1961, but no recording has been saved.

Bergman's piece met with mixed criticism, where some believe that he had yet to master Strindberg's more comical dramas.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Olof Winnerstrand, The father
  • Gull Natorp , The mother
  • Karl-Arne Holmsten, Knut, painter
  • Gunn Wållgren, Kerstin
  • Ulf Palme, Axel, friend
  • Anita Björk, Cousin Adèle
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director
  • August Strindberg, Author