after Henrik Ibsen | in a new version created by Robert Icke
Tickets £10 - £39.50
verb. to duck
1. a quick lowering of the head (to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen)
2. depart quickly
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
The Wild Duck is supported by The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts.
We currently have limited availability of advance tickets for The Wild Duck. However if a performance is currently sold out you may still be able to get tickets:
It is always worth checking back on the day of a performance to see if any tickets have been returned. You can also come along to the theatre and queue for returns from 6.30pm.
If someone can no longer make a performance and returns their ticket to us, it will be made available to buy via the Box Office, either in person, online or over the phone. When a ticket is returned immediately before a performance the tickets will be offered to the returns queue on a first-come, first-served basis.
Previews Mon 15 Oct – Mon 22 Oct
Press Night 7pm Tue 23 Oct
Wed matinees 2.30pm, from 31 Oct
Sat matinees 2.30pm, from 3 Nov
Talkback Mon 12 Nov
Post-show talk with members of The Wild Duck company. Free to same day ticket holders.
15 Oct – 22 Oct
£32, £28, £20, £10
24 Oct – 1 Dec
£39.50, £32, £20, £10
Mon 19 Nov 6pm
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. An invited panel of speakers discuss the key issues and ideas raised by The Wild Duck.
Tue 20 Nov 7.30pm
Audio Described performance
Sat 24 Nov 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
15 – 24 Oct
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.
Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Concession tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here.
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday & Saturday matinees. For more information click here.
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.
*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.
25 and under
£5 tickets available for performances Mon 15 Oct, Tue 16 Oct, Mon 22 Oct, Mon 29 Oct, Tue 30 Oct, Mon 5 Nov, Tue 6 Nov. Book using the promo code UNDER25. Tickets go on sale at 1pm on Monday 24 September.
Almeida For Free
Sat 27 Oct
An entirely free performance of The Wild Duck exclusive to those aged 25 and under. Find out more here.
For the Almeida: The Iceman Cometh
Theatre includes: Dido, Queen of Carthage; Vice Versa; Cardenio; Romeo and Juliet; King John; The City Madam; Comedy of Errors; Twelfth Night; The Tempest; Henry V (RSC); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/West End); Wolf Hall/Bring Up The Bodies (RSC/West End/Broadway); Platonov (National Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre); Tartuffe; Johnny on the Spot; Absence of War; Murmuring Judges; Racing Demon; The Beaux’ Stratagem (National Theatre); Dealers Choice (National Theatre/Vaudeville Theatre/World Tour); History Boys (Sheffield Crucible); The Crucifer of Blood; The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Hecuba (Donmar Warehouse); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); Boy Gets Girls; The Shallow End (Royal Court); An Inspector Calls (UK Tour); The Country Girl (Apollo Theatre); Abigail’s Party (Theatre Royal, Windsor)
Television includes: Brexit; Poirot; Doctors; Garrow’s Law; The Take; Midsomer Murders; Foyle’s War; Rosemary and Thyme; Doc Martin; New Tricks; Cambridge Spies; In Defence; Inspector Lynley; The Stretch; Extremely Dangerous; The Wilsons; The Bill; Goodnight Sweetheart; The Lakes; Kavanagh Q.C.; The Absence of War; Minder; Trouble in Mind; Lovejoy; Made in Heaven; Never the Twain; Saracen; Home Front; After the War; Bust; Call Me Mister; CATS Eyes; A Still Small Shout; Heart Attack Hotel; Crown Court; Harry’s Game; Shelly; Pull the Other; Full House; Bounder; Grandad
Film includes: Eliminate: Archie Cookson; The Wolfman; Amazing Grace; Les Poupées Russes; The Golden Bowl; Pleasure Island; A Dark Reflection; Sabotage; The Human Bomb
★★★★★ Robert Icke strikes gold again... not so much 'updated' as fully realised for our times
★★★★★ Exceptional performances... a director (and adaptor) of incredible skill and insight
★★★★ Icke's triumphant march through the theatrical canon continues
★★★★ Both harrowing and heart-breaking in equal measure. Undoubtedly one of the shows of the year
★★★★ Resonant, ingenious, involving and moving
★★★★ Builds to a climax of immense emotional power... superb performances
★★★★ Amid antisocial media and fake news, this apparently domestic drama resonates hugely
The Sunday Times
★★★★ an essential director
★★★★ Uniformly excellent performances
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes plus a 20 minute interval.
Please note this production features sudden loud noises.
Read more about our production guidance and warnings
after Henrik Ibsen
in a new version created by Robert Icke
Design Bunny Christie
Light Elliot Griggs
Sound Tom Gibbons
Casting Julia Horan CDG