About the production
Pauline Brunius, the then head of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, attended the premiere. Bergman introduced the play, requesting his audience to witness the production through a child's eyes.
Bergman's new theatre project received positive publicity but there were some objections to the production itself for changing Andersen's original tale, tampering with a classic and universal text.
- The Ingmar Bergman Archives.
- Henrik Sjögren, Lek och raseri: Ingmar Bergmans teater 1938-2002, (Stockholm: Carlssons Bokförlag 2002).