The Norwegian Ibsen Company & Print Room at the Coronet present
The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen
In a new version by Mari Vatne Kjeldstadli
Based on the translation by May-Brit Akerholt
Directed by Marit Moum Aune
The Print Room at the Coronet are joining forces with the Norwegian Ibsen Company for a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s timeless story of self-determination. With creative teams from UK and Norway, this new staging brings with it a deep connection to the Norwegian culture in which Ibsen lived.
“Exhilarating… this is Ibsen with the gloves off”
The Guardian on the National Theatre of Norway’s Little Eyolf at the Print Room
Ellida, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, was born where the fjord meets the ocean. Now trapped in a difficult marriage to a British doctor, Ellida longs for the open sea. Will the return of a former lover offer her a real choice?
A story of self-determination, modern families, loving other people’s children, and always looking for the perfect relationship, The Lady from the Sea was shocking in its challenge of societal norms when it premiered in 1889.
To mark the 130th anniversary of The Lady from the Sea, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Norwegian Ibsen Company for this new staging, which brings with it a deep connection to the Norwegian culture in which Ibsen lived: from its close relationship with nature, to the effect of the midnight sun on its inhabitants in the far north.
With performers and creatives from both UK and Norway, The Lady from the Sea follows the Print Room’s hugely successful 2018 collaboration with National Theatre of Norway and in co-operation with The Norwegian Ibsen Company, Little Eyolf, with many of the team returning for this shattering new production.
Both Norwegian and English will be spoken during the performance, with English surtitles for the Norwegian sections.
8 February to 9 March 2019