A Doll’s House, after Henrik Ibsen, concept and direction by Fix&Foxy (DK), presented by Theatre of Europe with Chelsea Theatre in Rep
Secret venue for each performance (****)
Audience for Theatre of Europe’s A Doll’s house, somewhere in London…
Theatre of Europe’s Ibsen project couldn’t be more timely. At a moment when England seems determined to cut itself off, here is proof concrete that when it comes to art and creativity, artists really know no boundaries. Continue reading →
Before seeing this latest revival of Ibsen’s remarkable examination of age, desire, and the sub-conscious, I worried that Ralph Fiennes’s Halvard Solness, the self-taught and `lucky’ master builder might dwarf the rest of the cast and the production. Would the Hilde Wangel be able to hold her own against him? Continue reading →
Richard Eyre, the National Theatre’s former supremo is making himself something of a specialist when it comes to Ibsen. Having adapted and directed Hedda Gabler and Ghosts to loud acclaim, now he’s taken on Ibsen’s less familiar Little Eyolf. What emerges is a taut chamber portrait of marriage and guilt – a template for later studies of marital warfare from Strindberg to Albee. Continue reading →
Simon Stone’s Belvoir Company’s Wild Duck is a revelation, its impact cataclysmic.
Who having seen this will ever now ever be able to forget the moment of revelation of Helvig’s rightful parentage with a thunderclap of sound and sudden day glow lighting.