The Wild Duck at Barbican Centre



As part of its International Ibsen Season, the Barbican presents Australian theatre company Belvoir Sydney's modern reinterpretation of Henrik Ibsen's 1884 play The Wild Duck.

Directed and co-written by Simon Stone - renowned in his homeland for his non-reverence to classic texts - the production takes Ibsen's tale of familial dysfunction and denial, and sets it in a contemporary Aussie flat where Hjalmar lives with his wife, ailing father, visually impaired daughter and a duck. He's content enough, though, until an old friend returns to town with troubling news that promises to throw their lives into turmoil.

With a minimal cast performing accentuated action, this promises to be an eye-opening take on what many believe to be Ibsen's masterpiece.

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