The Wild

By Simon Stone with Chris Ryan after Henrik Ibsen
Director Simon Stone

  • Venue Vienna & Amsterdam
  • Dates 18-21 May & 2-4 June 2013

    Winner of four 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards including:
    Best Mainstage Production
    Best Direction of a Mainstage Production (Simon Stone)
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anita Hegh)
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anthony Phelan)

    Winner of three 2011 Helpmann Awards including:
    Best Play
    Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play 
    (Anthony Phelan)
    Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anita Hegh)

    This production also toured to Melbourne (Malthouse Theatre) and the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo in 2012, before being invited to the Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen) and the Holland Festival in 2013.

    The Vienna Festival has declared ‘With his novel versions of standard repertory plays, sharp wit, emotional intensity, explosive directing style and the incredible directness of his excellent ensemble, Simon Stone is a new and refreshing addition to the world of theatre.’

    The Wild Duck has received rave reviews both nationally and internationally and received standing ovations at the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo. It is the winner of three Helpmann Awards, including Best Play, and four Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Direction and Best Production.

    About the play:
    Hjalmar Ekdal’s father was rich until scandal cast the family into poverty. Now he lives in a tiny flat with his father, his wife Gina and his daughter Hedvig. And a duck. And there’s about to be a new member of the household. Gregers Werle has just returned to town with some unfinished business that could shatter the little world Hjalmar has built around himself. Simon Stone has transplanted Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a play tailor-made for an astonishing cast. A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial.


    Blazey Best
    Brendan Cowell
    John Gaden

    Damon Herriman
    Eloise Mignon
    Anthony Phelan


    By Simon Stone with Chris Ryan after Henrik Ibsen
    Director Simon Stone
    Set Designer Ralph Myers
    Costume Designer Tess Schofield
    Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
    Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
    Assistant Director Anne-Louise Sarks
    Dramaturg Eamon Flack
    Production Manager Glenn Dulihanty
    Company Production Manager Chris Mercer
    Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
    Assistant Stage Manager Amy Morcom
    Associate Lighting Designer Teegan Lee
    Sound Operater Caitlin Porter

    Image Gallery (2011 Belvoir season)

    Production photos by Heidrun Lohr.

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    Rehearsal images by Heidrun Lohr
    Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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