The Wild Duck (AU)

A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial.

Winner of three Helpmann Awards (2011) and four Sydney Theatre Awards (2011), this taut, stripped-back rendition of a modern classic never lets up. Director Simon Stone has developed from a wunderkind of Melbourne’s indie theatre to an established force on Australia’s main stages. Here he brings Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a new play tailor-made for an astonishing cast led by Ewen Leslie.

 

By Simon Stone. After Henrik Ibsen. Director: Simon Stone. Stage designer: Ralph Myers. Costumes: Tess Schofield. Lighting design: Niklas Pajanti. Composer and sound design: Stefan Gregory. Director’s assistant: Anne-Louise Sarks. Dramaturge: Eamon Flack.