Theatre, 1944

When the Devil Makes an Offer

Bergman had directed Soya's play the year before at the Stockholm Studentteater.
'Bergman's direction emphasised the cynical, sharpening it to a fine point, while in the next moment the bitter taste was replaced by an amiable, blissful notion.'
Mbg, Helsingborgs Dagblad

About the production

Carl Erik Soya was a Danish playwright who served a prison term during the Nazi occupation of Denmark for his novel A Guest. His play When the Devil Makes an Offer uses symbolic figures close to Bergman's own liking; a medieval play in modern attire. 


  • Carin Cederström, (Unknown part)
  • Curt Edgard, (Unknown part)
  • Sture Ericson, (Unknown part)
  • Karl-Axel Forssberg, (Unknown part)
  • Åke Fridell, (Unknown part)
  • Ulf Johanson, (Unknown part)
  • Otto Landahl, (Unknown part)
  • Dagny Lind, (Unknown part)
  • Ingrid Luterkort, (Unknown part)
  • Birger Malmsten, (Unknown part)
  • Marianne Nielsen, (Unknown part)
  • Gunnar Nielsen, (Unknown part)
  • Bertil Sjödin, (Unknown part)
  • Siv Thulin , (Unknown part)
  • Carl Erik Soya, Author
  • Ellen Bergman, Choreography
  • Karl-Henrik Edström, Music
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director
  • Gunnar Lindblad, Designer