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Full Cast Announced For THE WILD DUCK at Almeida Theatre


Full Cast Announced For THE WILD DUCK at Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version created by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke.


after Henrik Ibsen

in a new version created by Robert Icke

Design: Bunny Christie; Light: Elliot Griggs

Sound: Tom Gibbons; Casting: Julia Horan

Monday 15 October - Saturday 1 December 2018

verb. to duck

a quick lowering of the head (to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen)

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.

Cast: Nicholas Day, Grace Doherty, Nicholas Farrell, Andrea Hall, Kevin Harvey, Edward Hogg, Lyndsey Marshal, Clara Read and Rick Warden.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906) was a Norwegian playwright, director and poet. His plays include Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House, Ghosts, Peer Gynt, The Lady from the Sea, The Master Builder, Emperor and Galilean and Little Eyolf.

Robert Icke is Associate Director at the Almeida where his work includes adapting and directing Mary Stuart (also West End), Uncle Vanya, Oresteia (also West End) and 1984 (co-created with Duncan MacMillan, also Broadway, West End, national and international tours). As director, his other Almeida productions include Hamlet (also West End and BBC2), The Fever, and Mr Burns. Elsewhere, his recent work includes a new adaptation of Oedipus (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) and his future work includes The Crucible (Theater Basel) and Oresteia (Schauspiel Stuttgart). His other credits include Boys and Romeo and Juliet (Headlong). He has won the UK Theatre Award, the Critics' Circle Award and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director, and is the youngest ever winner of the Olivier Award for Best Director.

The Wild Duck is supported by the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts.

Nicholas Day's theatre credits include The Beaux' Stratagem, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, Johnny on the Spot, Tartuffe and An Inspector Calls(National Theatre); Dido Queen of Carthage, Vice Versa, Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Marat/Sade (RSC); Platonov(Chichester Festival Theatre and National Theatre); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); The History Boys (Sheffield Theatres); The Country Girl (Apollo Theatre) and The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket). His television work includes Poirot; Garrow's Law; The Take; Margaret; Foyle's War; New Tricks; Cambridge Spies and Daniel Deronda. His film credits include Pleasure Island; A Dark Reflection; Eliminate: Archie Cookson; The Wolfman and Amazing Grace.

Grace Doherty's theatre credits include The Ferryman (Royal Court and West End); Love (National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre); X (Royal Court) and Made in Dagenham (West End). Her television work includes Casualty (recurring character).

Nicholas Farrell's theatre credits include Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh Company); Single Spies (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre);Peter and Alice (Michael Grandage Company); The Browning Version/South Downs (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End); Birdsong (Comedy Theatre); Stuff Happens andDinner (National Theatre); The Lady in the Van (West End); Kean (The Old Vic), The Cherry Orchard (Aldwych) and Three Sisters, Cymbeline, The Revenger's Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar (RSC). His recent television work includes Will; SS-GB; Jack the Ripper; Thirteen; Siblings; Call the Midwife; The Village; 37 Days and Secret State. His recent film credits include Another Mother's Son; Altamira; Mindhorn; Legend; Testament of Youth; The Iron Lady and the forthcoming The Coldest Game and Hurricane.

Andrea Hall's theatre credits include The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough Theatre); Hyacinth Blue (Clean Break Theatre); Talkin' Loud (Theatre503); Abena's Stupidest Mistake(Talawa Theatre); The Palace of Fear (Leicester Haymarket) and Large Tales (Nottingham Playhouse). Her television work includes Unforgotten; Flack; Humans; Apple Tree House; Trauma; Broadchurch and Thirteen.

Kevin Harvey previously appeared in Against, Bakkhai and Game at the Almeida. Other theatre includes Macbeth (National Theatre); Twelfth Night (Manchester Royal Exchange);The Star, The Alchemist, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore and Tartuffe (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); Yellowman (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Hampstead Theatre); The Book of Mormon (West End); Titus Andronicus and Candide (RSC) and Decade (Headlong Theatre). His television work includes The Trial; Safe House; Prey; Good Cop; Ding Dong and Paradox. For film, his credits include A Boy Called Dad; Til Death and Salvage.

Edward Hogg previously appeared in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida. His other theatre credits include As You Like It (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe); The Rest is Silence (Brighton Festival 2012/Newcastle Northern Stage/London 2012 Festival); The God Of Soho (Shakespeare's Globe); Our Class (National Theatre); Pictures From An Exhibition, Our Country's Good, Cressida and Noises Off (Young Vic); Woyzeck (St Anne's Warehouse Theatre, Brooklyn, NY); Rock 'N Roll (Royal Court/Duke of York's Theatre) and The Pillowman (Royal National Theatre). His television work includes Harlots; Taboo; Beowulf: Return to the Shetlands; Indian Summers; Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; The Borgias and Dead Boss. His film credits include Once Upon A Time in November; Adult Life Skills; Kill Your Friends; The Program; The Comedian; Bunny and the Bull and White Lightnin'.

Lyndsey Marshal previously appeared in The Hypochondriac and Blood Wedding at the Almeida Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Diminished (Hampstead Theatre); The Oresteia (HOME Manchester); Othello, Greenland and A Matter of Life and Death (National Theatre); Three Days of Rain (Apollo Theatre); The Pride (Royal Court) and Absurdia(Donmar Warehouse). His television credits include Trauma; The League of Gentlemen; Silent Witness; From Darkness; Inside No. 9; That Day We Sang; The Cricklewood Greatsand Garrow's Law. Her film work includes Trespass against Us; The Forgotten and Hereafter.

Clara Read previously appeared at the Almeida in Oresteia. Her theatre credits include Frozen (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Matilda (West End) and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Faust Theatre, Hong Kong). Her film credits include What Happened to Monday.

Rick Warden's theatre credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe); The Bomb, Tactical Questioning and The Great Game Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre); 66 Books (Bush Theatre); Stoning Mary (Royal Court) and Dealer's Choice (National Theatre). His recent television credits include The Pact; Fearless; Uncle; Indian Summers; Happy Valley; Capital; DCI Banks; Inspector George Gently; Sherlock; Misfits and Case Sensitive. His film work includes Genesis; Pleasure Island; Mr Right; Good and Rabbit Fever.

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