27 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

ALMEIDA FOR FREE

THE WILD DUCK FOR FREE

After Henrik Ibsen | In a new version created by Robert Icke

Free

Tickets availabe for those aged 25 and under as part of Almeida For Free 

Tickets limited to two per person

production information

ALMEIDA FOR FREE 
This is a free performance for those aged 25 and under as part of Almeida For Free

verb. to duck

1.     a quick lowering of the head (to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen)
2.     depart quickly
3.     avoid

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. 

Photo: Lyndsey Marshal, Kevin Harvey and Edward Hogg by Nadav Kander

Almeida For Free is made possible thanks to the generous support of
Gregory Nasmyth and Samantha Rowe-Beddoe

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

Dates & Tickets

Sat 27 Oct
2.30pm

JOIN THE RETURNS QUEUE
If you can't secure tickets in advance we are operating a returns queue before the performance for 25s and under. Join the queue from 1.30pm on 27 October for the opportunity to get free tickets. 

Theatre includes: The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough Theatre); Talkin’ Loud (Theatre 503); Hyacinth Blue (Clean Break Theatre); Abena’s Stupidest Mistake (Talawa Theatre); Parting Shots (Bootleg Theatre); Breaking News (Oxfordshire Touring Theatre); Johnny Dollar (Bloomsbury Theatre); Random Acts of Strangers (The Courtyard); Large Tales (Nottingham Playhosue); The Palace of Fear (Leicester Haymarket)

Television includes: Unforgotten 3; Flack; Humans; Casualty; Joe All Alone; Apple Tree House; Trauma; Broadchurch; Doctors; Thirteen; Hood Documentary; TLC

Film includes: The Child in Time

★★★★★ Robert Icke strikes gold again... not so much 'updated' as fully realised for our times

Time Out

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★★★★★  Exceptional performances... a director (and adaptor) of incredible skill and insight

The Stage

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★★★★ Builds to a climax of immense emotional power... superb performances

Daily Telegraph

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★★★★ Super-smart 

Financial Times

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★★★★ Icke's triumphant march through the theatrical canon continues

Evening Standard

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★★★★ Resonant, ingenious, involving and moving

The Times

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★★★★ Both harrowing and heart-breaking in equal measure. Undoubtedly one of the shows of the year

WhatsOnStage

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes plus a 20 minute interval.

Please note this production features sudden loud noises.

Read more about our production guidance and warnings

Cast & Creatives

Nicholas Day
Grace Doherty
Nicholas Farrell
Andrea Hall
Kevin Harvey
Edward Hogg
Lyndsey Marshal
Clara Read
Rick Warden

after Henrik Ibsen
in a new version created by Robert Icke
Design Bunny Christie
Light Elliot Griggs
Sound Tom Gibbons
Casting Julia Horan CDG