The Wild

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

  • Venue London
  • Dates 23 Oct – 1 Nov 2014
  • Supported By

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)

Following hit seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, the International Ibsen Festival Oslo, Wiener Festwochen and the Holland Festival, our production of The Wild Duck played to great acclaim as part of the Barbican Centre’s (London) International Ibsen Season.

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.

Touring cast

Brendan Cowell
John Gaden
Anita Hegh
Richard Piper
Sara West

Dan Wyllie


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 Chris Mercer
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Amy Morcom
Sound Operator Caitlin Porter
Head Mechanist Todd Wilson


Rehearsal images by Heidurn Lohr
Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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