Australia’s Simon Stone is one of the most in demand directors on the international scene and his fearless adaptations of classic plays have taken the theatre world by storm.
Commissioned by Sydney’s Belvoir, Stone’s radical remake of Ibsen’s bittersweet portrayal of family dysfunction and deception was first seen in Australia in 2011 and still has people talking about its incredible emotional impact. Since then it has toured the world and now for the first time in Perth you have a chance to experience its devastating power.
In this refreshingly modern version of The Wild Duck, Stone goes straight for the jugular, stripping back Ibsen’s text and firing the action in rapid, unpredictable scenes. The superb ensemble of actors are put behind glass, turning the audience into voyeurs. From our seats we watch the characters as they struggle with unbearable truths, in a glass box from which no escape seems possible.
The Wild Duck is must-see theatre – a fierce work of immediacy and emotive power.
Sat 5 Mar
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Awards & Reviews
‘Go see this production of The Wild Duck. Theatre of such delicacy and distillation is vanishingly rare. The ensemble performance is magnificent, the writing effortlessly overheard, the design possesses a chiselled power, and the direction confirms Simon Stone as one of our most vivid and nuanced interpreters for the stage.’
‘Simon Stone’s production is as devastating as it is dazzling. Never has Ibsen felt more relevant or more heartbreaking.’
Cast & Crew / Artists
By Simon Stone and Chris Ryan after Henrik Ibsen
|Haakon Werle||John Gaden|
|Gregers Werle||Richard Pyros|
|Hjalmar Ekdal||Steve Rodgers|
|Gina Ekdal||Katherine Tonkin|
|Written by||Simon Stone|
|Directed by||Simon Stone|
|Assistant Director||Anne-Louise Sarks|
|Set Designer||Ralph Myers|
|Costume Designer||Tess Schofield|
|Lighting Designer||Niklas Pajanti|
|Composer & Sound Designer||Stefan Gregory|
|Production Manager||Glenn Dulihanty|
|Stage Manager||Luke McGettigan|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Amy Morcom|
|Head of Sound/ Operator||Caitlin Porter|
|Head of Lighting/ Realiser||Christopher Page|
A Belvoir Sydney production
Show Date & Times
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA 11.00am*, 2.00pm#, 7.30pm+
- Mar F 04 # +
- T 08 +
- W 09 * +
- T 10 +
- F 11 +
Corporate and Group Package
Bring together a group of friends or work colleagues for a truly memorable night out with the Perth International Arts Festival.
Enjoy one hour of food and beverages in your own private function space and then continue on to see a Perth Festival show. The team at PIAF has compiled some top picks of the 2016 Festival.
Reigniting a Classic
Adapting a well-known story, breathing new life into the characters and new relevance into its ideas, is a great challenge for modern theatre makers. In this insightful seminar, join a member of the Belvoir creative team as they share their experience of reimagining this Norwegian classic.
REHEARSAL ROOM 1, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Fri 4 Mar, 4.30–5.30pm
FREE (with performance booking)
Bookings essential, spaces strictly limited.