Little Eyolf by Henrik Ibsen, at the Jermyn Street 3 May


Little Eyolf by Henrik Ibsen, translation by Michael Meyer, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, in Piccadilly Theatre, central London, from 3 to 28 May 2011.

Directed by Anthony Biggs, designed by Fabrice Serafino.

Eyolf is a nine year old boy on crutches. His ambitious father, Alfred Allmers, returns from the mountains with a new determination to cease his life’s work as a writer and dedicate his passions to his son. His life and his relationship with his wife is irrevocably damaged by Eyolf’s drowning. In the aftermath, the parents sink into recrimination and guilt, and then attempt to rise in a spiritual rebirth.

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