Ellida is married to Dr Wangel and lives with him and his two daughters. But she feels claustrophobic and restless. Ten years ago, she promised herself to another man. On a late summer’s day he comes to claim her.
Seats selling fast so early booking is advised. Joely Richardson, star of Golden Globe winning US TV series Nip/Tuck and The Tudors plays Ellida. Her recent stage appearance in Side Effects in New York won resounding plaudits. Joely’s recent film releases include Anonymous in which she co-starred with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave; Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with Daniel Craig; Red Lights with Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver and Thanks for Sharing with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins.
This major revival is directed by Stephen Unwin, widely hailed for his five productions of Ibsen, including an award-winning Hedda Gabler at the Donmar. Set design is by Simon Higlett, costume design by Mark Bouman and music by Corin Buckeridge.
This is a new translation by Stephen Unwin.
You can read an article with Joely Richardson on The Lady from the Sea in The Independent or read The Independent's four star review on their website, or read The Times' four star review here.
Joely Richardson, Malcolm Storry and Stephen Unwin also talked to Mark Lawson for the Guardian.
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