Henrik Ibsen

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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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You name it, she's played it: the sublime classical actor Barbara Jefford
She has given unforgettable performances in Shakespeare, Chekhov and Shaw over her extraordinary 70-year career. Where’s this great actor’s damehood?

Michael Billington

24, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Nora: A Doll’s House review – Stef Smith’s powerful three-Nora rewrite
Stef Smith’s smart three-Nora Ibsen update spans 100 years and cleverly contrasting worlds of pain in this slick first revival

Holly Williams

16, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Susannah Clapp’s best theatre of 2019
There was fearless new work, revelatory sound design and a seismic shift in the tussle between Chekhov and Ibsen

Susannah Clapp

29, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2019
Katori Hall gave us a miracle, Caryl Churchill delivered a dark quartet and Tom Hiddleston astounded in Betrayal. But the year’s highlight was a breathtaking Ibsen with Hayley Atwell

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Sex tapes and acid attacks: Anupama Chandrasekhar, the playwright shocking India
Her dramas confront the growing horrors facing women in India today. Now she’s reworked Ibsen’s Ghosts, taking out the syphilis and putting in the Delhi bus gang rape of 2012

Arifa Akbar

28, Oct, 2019 @4:38 PM

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Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's stormy heroine checks her privilege
Complex women are imprisoned in a world of male buffoons in this rich and remarkably modern staging of the seminal drama – but only Hedda can escape

Gareth Llŷr Evans

24, Oct, 2019 @7:00 PM

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The week in theatre: A Very Expensive Poison; A Doll’s House; Hedda Tesman – review | Susannah Clapp
Old Vic; Lyric Hammersmith, London; Minerva, Chichester
Lucy Prebble’s take on the Litvinenko murder swivels brilliantly between tragedy and farce, while Ibsen’s women still have much to say to a divided society

Susannah Clapp

15, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Hedda Tesman review – meet Ibsen's heroine, 30 years on
A woman’s withering agency is examined through nostalgia and regret, in Cordelia Lynn’s rewrite of the tragedy

Kate Wyver

06, Sep, 2019 @12:09 PM

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'I'm an expressionist nihilist at heart': the dark allure of Tom Burke
The actor is best known as the TV detective Strike, but there’s something about his deeply troubling lead film role in The Souvenir that suits him down to the ground

Catherine Shoard

16, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Tree; Invisible Cities; Peter Gynt – review
Tree is less exciting than the row about its authorship

Susannah Clapp

14, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Peter Gynt review – David Hare brings modern madness to Ibsen's epic
Hare updates Ibsen’s 1867 dramatic poem with wit and ingenuity, resulting in a sharp satire on contemporary mores

Michael Billington

09, Jul, 2019 @10:59 PM

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