Henrik Ibsen

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The best theatre to stream this month: Blues for An Alabama Sky, Macbeth and more
Our roundup of drama to enjoy at home includes the National Theatre’s Pearl Cleage revival and David Tennant taking on the Scottish king for the first time

Chris Wiegand

01, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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A Doll’s House review – Jessica Chastain captivates in minimalist revival
The Oscar winner makes for an exceptional Nora in a visually muted yet emotionally effective remount of Ibsen’s classic drama

Gloria Oladipo

10, Mar, 2023 @1:30 AM

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Hedda Gabler review – queer update of Ibsen’s intense story of desire
It makes sense to rethink the sexual currents running through the classic drama, but this version has lost the nuance it needs

Kate Wyver

02, Mar, 2023 @1:09 PM

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The week in theatre: John Gabriel Borkman; Eureka Day – review
Simon Russell Beale is doubly commanding as Ibsen’s charismatic banker in a problem-raising revival, while a new anti-vax satire needs more than a shot of Helen Hunt’s star power

Susannah Clapp

02, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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John Gabriel Borkman review – Simon Russell Beale stunning as the shamed alpha-male banker
Turning to a lesser-staged work by Ibsen might seem risky, but Nicholas Hytner’s production is held together by some powerhouse performances

Arifa Akbar

30, Sep, 2022 @3:15 PM

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The week in theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Jitney – review
Lucas Hnath’s sequel to the Ibsen classic is intriguing rather than revelatory; but August Wilson’s taxi-stand drama has developed new flavour with age

Susannah Clapp

26, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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A Doll’s House, Part 2 review – Ibsen’s Nora returns for second round
Noma Dumezweni is a compelling lead in Lucas Hnath’s sequel, which is well drawn but a little too tightly controlled

Miriam Gillinson

17, Jun, 2022 @11:30 AM

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A Hero of the People review – Ibsen watered down in Wales
While there are some strong performances and the conceit is intriguing, this modern-day version of the classic fails to convince

Gareth Llŷr Evans

18, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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New season at London’s Donmar to include ‘shocking’ play on climate crisis
Dawn King’s dystopian courtroom drama The Trials, dubbed ‘12 Angry Young People’, is part of a programme that also includes European premieres of The Band’s Visit and A Doll’s House, Part 2

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

21, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Shocked’: Geelong ensemble of disabled actors wins one of the world’s richest theatre prizes
Back to Back wins DK2.5m Ibsen prize for their ‘exciting, unsettling and thought-provoking’ work

Sian Cain

20, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Nora: A Doll’s House; The Key Workers Cycle; Legacy
Stef Smith’s Ibsen update can’t quite match the original for its sense of dread; the mystery play gets a Covid-era reboot; and Maria Friedman wallows in showtune nostalgia

Kate Kellaway

13, Mar, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Nora: A Doll’s House review – Ibsen in fiddly triplicate
Stef Smith’s re-working of the incendiary play casts three Noras in different eras, but can’t give them credible life

Arifa Akbar

11, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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