By by Henrik Ibsen in a translation by Kenneth McLeish
Directed By Travis Preston
“I came for my kingdom. Time’s up, Mr Solness!”
Master Builder Halvard Solness has reached the pinnacle of his career. But at a cost; his family life is in ruins and he lives in fear that the next generation will rise up and brush him aside.
When Hilde Wangel, a bewitching young woman, arrives to collect a decade-old debt, she breathes new life into his professional pride. As Solness completes his architectural masterpiece, will Hilde be the Master Builder’s ultimate downfall?
Evening performances: 7.30pm
Wednesday matinees: 2.30pm on 1 Dec & 5 Jan
Saturday matinees: 3.00pm from 20 Nov
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Gemma can be seen playing the title role in the recently released film Tamara Drewe. She made her film debut in St Trinian’s as Head Girl Kelly Jones and went on to play Bond girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. Earlier this year she made her West End debut in The Little Dog Laughed at the Garrick Theatre.
Theatre includes: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre).
Television includes: Lost in Austen; Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Film includes: Clash of the Titans; Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
★★★★ We get a straight-talking, 105 minute version that has the quality of a propulsive dream. Dillane gives us a compelling portrait of a hollow-eyed, despairing figure…Arterton also makes a magnetic Hilde.
★★★★ Travis Preston makes the Norwegian’s loopiest and most personal drama look and feel like a dream.
★★★★ A compelling, shadow-filled, modern-dress psychodrama.
Running time approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. There will be no interval.
Translation Kenneth McLeish
Direction Travis Preston
Design Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Paul Pyant
Sound John Leonard
Casting Toby Whale
Assistant Director Zoe Aja Moore