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Past Event

Simon Stone and Belvoir Sydney

The Wild Duck

Ibsen reimagined.

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Tickets $25–$79

  • Theatre


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

Download The Wild Duck event program here.

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

Hedvig Airlie Dodds
Haakon Werle John Gaden
Ekdal Anthony Phelan
Gregers Werle Richard Pyros
Hjalmar Ekdal Steve Rodgers
Gina Ekdal   Katherine Tonkin 
Creative Team
Written by Simon Stone
with Chris Ryan
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 
Dramaturg Eamon Flack
Production Team
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#, 5.00pm+, 7.30pm^

CCaptioned, AAudio Description

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Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

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08 6212 9200
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