Henrik Ibsen

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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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When We Dead Awaken review – Ibsen’s final play explores an artist’s farewell
This drama about a sculptor looking back on his life is powerfully staged by the Norwegian Ibsen Company

Mark Lawson

03, Mar, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Theatre, dance and comedy to book in 2022 – from Alan Partridge to Tennessee Williams
Amy Adams makes her West End debut, immersive dance confronts mental health and Steve Coogan’s alter ego embarks on a rare live UK tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Enemy review – Ibsen thrust into the social media age
A conscientious citizen stands against the forces of fake news and self-interest in the National Theatre of Scotland’s provocative adaptation

Mark Fisher

14, Oct, 2021 @10:13 AM

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