Little Eyolf | in the Press

BY Almeida Theatre   November 25, 2015

Richard Eyre's new version of Henrik Ibsen's Little Eyolf runs at the Almeida until 9 January 2016 as part of the Winter 2015/16 Season. Read a selection of reviews and features  from the press below: 

Reviews
★★★★★  
"Richard Eyre directs and adapts this streamlined 80-minute revival with a quietly shattering insight into its terrifying depths... Acting, design, gradation of mood; all are masterly."
The Independent, 27 November
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★★★★ 
"A striking production, starring Lydia Leonard, vividly captures what Henry James called 'the hard compulsion' of this terrifying masterpiece... Provides an evening of shocking intensity."
The Guardian, 27 November
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★★★★
"A bracing 80-minute blast.... a finely wrought production laden with atmosphere."
Evening Standard, 27 November
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★★★★
"Lydia Leonard excels in Ibsen's masterly study of how unhappiness corrodes"
Observer, 29 November
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★★★★
"Shockingly contemporary."
The Times, 29 November 
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★★★★
"As quick, clean and shocking as a naked plunge into a winter fjord... a play awash with desire, reproach and grief."
Sunday Times, 29 November

"Mr. Eyre offers Ms. Leonard a star-making turn that the performer - a 2015 Tony nominee for her Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall - seizes in return... a play you may not know but, with this production, shall not soon forget."
New York Times, 2 December

More from the press
"Ibsen: The man who knew the soul of women"
Richard Eyre on Ibsen's women
The Telegraph, 25 November
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"It's a cliché... but I really did think I have to play this role." 
Lydia Leonard and Richard Eyre on making the central character unusually sexy
The Independent, 25 November 
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"He's the godfather of bad-marriage drama."
Richard Eyre on Ibsen
The Guardian, 13 November
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Little Eyolf | 19 November 2015 - 9 January 2016 | Info and tickets