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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 4.7 out of 5 (15 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.

  • Review Avatar Sep 22, 2019

    A WELL PRODUCED ADAPTION OF IBSENS PLAY AND WELL INTERPRETED ON SEVERAL LEVELS I ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE AND PARTICULARLY BEING SET IN I KOLKATA

  • Review Avatar Sep 23, 2019

    I loved this production. So an interesting spin on this play.

  • Review Avatar Sep 26, 2019

    Must say I was mesmerised! The adaption of Ibsen’s text to the Indian context worked perfectly, without any trace of cultural appropriation – at least as far as I as a white, Christian, male etc can detect. The actors were amazing (the way they deliver text - even a Swede can hear every word!) and music, set, light - it all came together. Not often I get a catharsis in the auditoriums, but this sure was! Also, very good to see so many you spectators in the audience, and gee did they absorb… Thanks all involved!

  • Review Avatar Sep 26, 2019

    Very good indeed

  • Review Avatar Sep 27, 2019

    Extremely emotional and topical play. Lovely theatre.

  • Review Avatar Sep 28, 2019

    Great performance

  • Review Avatar Oct 4, 2019

    Excellent acting and innovative production. First visit to the Lyric- loved the theatre. Who needs the West End?

  • Review Avatar Oct 4, 2019

    Absolutely brilliant production. Pitch perfect direction, acting and beautiful design and realisation of set, lighting and music. Congratulations all involved.

  • Review Avatar Oct 5, 2019

    The addition of the colonial issues added to the play.

  • Review Avatar Oct 6, 2019

    Successful transfer to 1890 India, the era Ibsen wrote the play with social tensions & customs underlying the story. Terrific set & outstanding acting especially from the three principals made this a memorable evening