News About John Gabriel Borkman at Bridge Theatre
Alex Jennings Will Lead the Cast of the World Premiere of THE SOUTHBURY CHILD
February 21, 2020
Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's The Southbury Child directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre. Designs are by Mark Thompson with sound by George Dennis and lighting by Max Narula. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Meet the Cast and Creative Team of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON - Now in Previews on Broadway!
January 04, 2020
My name is Lucy Barton is officially in previews on Broadway! Four-time Emmy winner, two-time Golden Globe winner, three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney returns to Broadway in a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.
Richard Eyre Directs Penelope Wilton In Revival Of David Hare's THE BAY AT NICE
January 21, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice. Richard Eyre directs Martin Hutson, Ophelia Lovibond, David Rintoul and Penelope Wilton. The production opens on 19 March, with previews from 14 March, and runs until 4 May. Tickets go on sale to supporters of the Menier on 21 January, with public booking opening at 9am on 28 January.
The year is 1896. After 25 years in voluntary exile returning writer Henrik Ibsen in Norway and writes his penultimate play John Gabriel Borkman, his biggest success since A Doll's House (1879).
When Henrik Ibsen was 15 years old lost his father merchant Knut Ibsen all his wealth in an economic downturn. In the play, John Gabriel Borkman, Ibsen weaves together events from his own life with a true story of an officer who was convicted of fraud and locked himself in his house in the 1850s Christiania.
The year is 2014. After playing off the village's money and served a prison term returns banker John Gabriel Borkman at the crime scene. He locks himself in the now defunct savings bank in the Gulf of Bothnia countryside. He feels that everyone is against him: family, friends, throughout the small community. He feels no guilt. He regrets nothing. In fact, he would do it all again. If you would just let him do it. Then he would be vindicated.