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15 Oct 2018 - 01 Dec 2018

The Wild Duck

after Henrik Ibsen | in a new version created by Robert Icke

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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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 DuckIbsen’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.

Dates & Tickets

We currently have limited availability of advance tickets for The Wild Duck. If a performance is currently sold out you can still may be able to get tickets in the following ways: 

Returns
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.

Almeida Rush 
Every Tuesdays at 1pm we release a limited number of tickets for all performances of The Wild Duck in the following week, tickets range from £10 and can only be booked online. Find out more here.

Previews Mon 15 Oct – Mon 22 Oct
Press Night 7pm Tue 23 Oct

Evenings 7.30pm
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

Almeida Questions
Liar, Liar
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.

Captioned performance
Tue 20 Nov 7.30pm

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Audio Described performance
by VocalEyes
Sat 24 Nov 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm) 

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Islington First
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.

Concessions
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.

Over 65s
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.

Under 30s
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.

Tuesdays at 1pm, get last minute tickets for performances the following week.

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

Evening Standard

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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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★★★★ Resonant, ingenious, involving and moving

The Times

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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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★★★★  Amid antisocial media and fake news, this apparently domestic drama resonates hugely

The Sunday Times

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★★★★ an essential director

The Observer

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★★★★ Uniformly excellent performances

Metro

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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

 

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