Belvoir Sydney
The Wild Duck

by Simon Stone and Chris Ryan after Henrik Ibsen

23 October 2014 - 1 November 2014 / 19:45, 15:00

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The Wild Duck is reimagined for the modern stage, with the action unfolding within a glass enclosure.

Hjalmar lives in a flat with his wife, senile father, visually impaired daughter and a duck. Still heís reasonably content, until his old friend Gregers returns to town, armed with disturbing revelations that threaten to blow their lives apart.

Known in Australia as a 'fearless adaptor of classic plays' (Daily Telegraph, Sydney), Simon Stone  liberates the drama with a taut new script, distilled cast and action that unfolds in rapid, unpredictable scenes. Driven by a superb ensemble, this is a work of immediacy and emotive power.

'Radical adaptation...a searing modern-day tragedy' Times ★★★★★

'Simon Stoneís production is as devastating as it is dazzling. Never has Ibsen felt more relevant or more heartbreaking.' The Stage ★★★★★

'One of the great performances one gets to see in a lifetime' Arts Desk ★★★★★

'Stoneís gone straight for the jugular in his surgery of Ibsenís text and given it a newfound fierceness and muscularity' Time Out Sydney

3pm only on 26 Oct

1 hour 30 mins/no interval 

Age guidance 14+

This production contains a live duck

25 Oct, 3.30pm
Contemporary Ibsen in Performance

A panel discussion

25 & 26 Oct
Weekend Lab: Simon Stone

29 Oct
Audio-described performance

31 Oct
Captioned performance

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This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance
International Ibsen Season


Presented by the Barbican

Supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

With the support of the Australian High Commission in London

Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The International Ibsen Season is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy


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