Robert Icke's new version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck to run at the Almeida

Robert Icke will present a new version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck at the Almeida, his first production at the theatre since he directed Hamlet with Andrew Scott last year.

First performed in 1885, the play is set in the house of wholesale merchant Håkon Werle and his son Gregers, and centres on a family saturated with lies, and the nature of truth. It is considered one of the first great tragicomedies, and has been adapted and will be directed by Icke from 15th October.

The Wild Duck will officially open at the Almeida on 23rd October, and runs until 1st December.

The production will also have designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Elliot Griggs, sound design by Tom Gibbons, and casting (by Julia Horan) is yet to be announced.

Icke’s previous work at the Almeida includes Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984, Mr Burns, and Uncle Vanya, the former three of which later transferred to the West End.

As part of the theatre’s popular Almeida for Free programme, a matinee performance will take place on 27th October, exclusive and free to under 25-year-olds, as was the case during runs of Hamlet and Summer and Smoke.

The Wild Duck runs at the Almeida from 15th October to 1st December.

Photo credit: Philip Vile

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