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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. 

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


Dates & Tickets

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) 


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.

Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and 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. 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, Tue 30 Oct, Mon 5 Nov, Tue 6 Nov. Book using the promo code UNDER25. Tickets go on sale soon

Robert Icke

Robert is Associate Director at the Almeida.

For the Almeida: Mary Stuart; Oresteia (also West End); Hamlet (also West End and BBC2); 1984 (also West End, National and International Tours); Uncle Vanya; The Odyssey; The Illiad; The Fever; Mr Burns.

Theatre includes: The Red Barn (National Theatre); Boys; Romeo and Juliet; Decade (Headlong).

His recent work elsewhere includes a new adaptation of Oedipus (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) and his future work includes The Crucible (Theater Basel) and Oresteia (Schauspiel Stuttgart). He has won the UK Theatre Award, the Critics’ Circle Award and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director, and is the youngest ever winner of the Olivier Award for Best Director.

Cast & Creatives

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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