El funeral de Bergman

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Angélica Liddell

Spain / Created in 2024

Some scenes in this show may offend the public. It is not recommended for under 16s.

The opening of the 78th edition in the Cour d’honneur is entrusted to Angélica Liddell. The Spanish artist honours this historic event by celebrating Ingmar Bergman. Like the Swedish director, she calls on the ghosts, demons, and dreams that haunt us. 

DÄMON, Angélica Liddell, rehearsal photo © Alexandre Quentin - Festival d’Avignon


Angelica Liddell channels Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, who wrote the script for his funeral as if it were his final masterpiece, and takes him at his word. In the Cour d’honneur, surrounded by actresses and actors from Dramaten—the National Theatre of Sweden—and b yher usual accomplices from her company, the great Spanish performer invites us to gaze on our buried fantasies and unspoken terrors, until we have to face the final demon: not Death, but Vanity. 

Angelica Liddell’s shows shine a light on “what one dare not speak of at dinner parties”: this fiery discourse which finds refuge on the stage, and which she calls “the pornography of the soul.” With DÄMON, she dreams of a theatre with the power of religion, where everyone would pray for our collective salvation. 

La inauguración de la 78.ª edición en la Cour d’honneur correrá a cargo de Angélica Liddell. Una cita histórica que la artista española honra celebrando a Ingmar Bergman. Al igual que el artista sueco, convoca los fantasmas, demonios y sueños que nos atormentan. 

Algunas escenas de este espectáculo pueden herir la sensibilidad del público. Edad recomendada: a partir de 16 años.


With David Abad, Ahimsa, Yuri Ananiev, Nicolas Chevallier, Guillaume Costanza, Electra Hallman, Elin Klinga, Angélica Liddell, Borja López, Sindo Puche, Daniel Richard, Joel Valois
and the participation of Erika Hagberg (Dramaten dresser) and extras Ayena Adjido, Julie Benoit, Francine Billard, Timothée Bosc, Alain Bressand, Paule Coste, Maylis Calvet, Odin Darlix, Léa Delaporte, Annette Eckhout, Christian Eckhout, Bernadette Fredonnet, Marion Gassin, Pierre Hoffmann, Dominique Houdart, Jeanne Houdart-Heuclin, Manon Hugny, Françoise Pellevillain, Daphné Lanne, Elisa Morice, Julia Pal, Alain Sperta, Sabino Tatulli, Victor Van Kuijk Saytour Kenza Vannoni (in progress)
and Clotilde Lacroix (cello).
Text, direction, set design and costumes Angélica Liddell
Lighting Mark Van Denesse
Sound Antonio Navarro
Assistant director Borja López
Stage Manager Nicolas Guy Michel Chevallier
Technical director André Pato
Production Gumersindo Puche


Production Atra Bilis - Iaquinandi SL
Coproduction Prospero Extended cofunded project by the European creative program of European Union Theatre (Europe), Festival d'Avignon, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris), Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Théâtre de Liège, The Royal Dramatic Theatre Dramaten (Stockholm), Grec Festival de Barcelona
With the support of Fondation Ammodo, INAEM - Ministerio de Cultura, Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique for the 78th edition of the Festival d'Avignon
Residence Festival d'Avignon
Aknowledgments The Ingmar Bergman Foundation 

Prospero Extended Theatre is directed by : Le Théâtre de Liège, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena), São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisbon), Göteborgs Stadsteater, Hrvatsko narodno kazaliste u Zagrebu, Teatros del Canal (Comunidad de Madrid), Schaubühne (Berlin), Teatr Powszechny (Warsaw), Odéon - Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris), ARTE

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By Ingmar Bergman