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A stunning reimagining of Ibsen's classic play
Calcutta. 1879. Niru is a young Bengali woman married to an English colonial bureaucrat – Tom. Tom loves Niru, exoticising her as a frivolous plaything to be admired and kept. But Niru has a long-kept secret. And just as she thinks she is almost free of it, it threatens to bring her life crashing down around her. Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen’s classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race. Rachel O’Riordan makes her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Lyric, in a production that gives new urgency to the forces that drive our heroine to choose between society’s expectations and her own identity. Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (4 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Sep 10, 2019

    A very interesting adaptation of the Ibsen play that retained the spirit and emotional complexity of the characters. While the re-location of the drama to Calcutta altered the background politics the domestic tensions were maintained.

  • Review Avatar Sep 13, 2019

    Fabulous.

  • Review Avatar Sep 15, 2019

    Excellent facility, good play so nice to have quality option other than West End...

  • Review Avatar Sep 16, 2019

    An absorbing re-telling of the original in a culturally different setting.