Winners of the Offies 2020 Awards, held at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the tenth anniversary year of the awards presented by Off West End.
The Lady from the Sea, rarely performed in the UK, is a fascinating and alluring play, but this production from Norwegian Ibsen Company provides an uneven account.
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The grounding comes in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s decision to transplant the play to 1950s Caribbean and in the casting of Nikki Amuka-Bird as Doctor Wangel’s second wife, Ellida giving her racial difference added weight as the family outsider and to her feelings of restlessness.
Nikki Amuka-Bird is captivating as Ellida, and Ellie Bamber as Hilde and Helena Wilson as Bolette are wonderful as the daughters, their strength, intelligence and humour tempered with the fragility of living in a world owned by men.
The Donmar Warehouse has announced full casting for Elinor Cook’s new version of Ibsen’s 1888 masterpiece The Lady from the Sea.
Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce two new productions at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn: David Harrower’s modern classic, Knives in Hens, and Ibsen’s masterpiece, The Lady from the Sea.