The Wild

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

  • Venue Perth International Arts Festival
  • Dates 18 Feb – 13 March 2016
  • Supported By

Our acclaimed production of The Wild Duck goes to Perth International Arts Festival following hit seasons over the last 5 years in Sydney, Melbourne, the International Ibsen Festival Oslo, Wiener Festwochen, the Holland Festival, and the Barbican Centre’s International Ibsen Season.

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)

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.


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
Head of Sound/Operator Caitlin Porter
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Amy Morcom


Airlie Dodds
John Gaden

Anthony Phelan
Richard Pyros

Steve Rodgers
Katherine Tonkin


Rehearsal images by Heidrun Lohr
Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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