We’re living in a post-truth world, apparently: facts matter less and that’s shaping our world. What Robert Icke’s new version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck does is ask what ‘truth’ is, a complex system of lies built into a web that becomes known as our truth. With his radically self-aware production, Icke will put you on edge and question everything you think you know.
The Wild Duck Tickets
verb. to duck
1. a quick lowering of the head (to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen)
2. depart quickly
noun. wild duck (more commonly known as mallard duck or anas platyrhynchos) – an undomesticated duck.
note. Due to its beautiful feathers, the mallard duck is one of the most popular ducks for hunters. When injured or threatened, ducks have been alleged to commit suicide, by diving to the bottom of the water, never returning to the surface.
Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke stages a new version of The Wild Duck, Ibsen’s masterpiece about the nature of truth.
Photo: Lyndsey Marshal, Kevin Harvey and Edward Hogg by Nadav Kander