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    Ibsen at his most incendiary
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Simon Russell Beale, Clare Higgins and Lia Williams stars in an exciting new version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic dark comedy.

Simon Russell Beale in Ibsen’s black comedy

Simon Russell Beale returns to the stage in the towering role of disgraced entrepreneur John Gabriel Borkman, as the Bridge Theatre stages an exciting new version of the classic play.

John Gabriel Borkman is the tale of a man who has fallen from great success to a prison sentence for fraud. As he paces one of his upstairs rooms, brooding over his ruined reputation, his estranged wife Gunhild plots downstairs. Both determined to restore the family name, the arrival of Gunhild’s sister suddenly opens old wounds.

John Gabriel Borkman is one of Henrik Ibsen’s later plays, with a fantastic streak of dark comedy at its heart. At the Bridge Theatre, it is translated in a new version by Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl) and directed by Olivier Award winner Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys).

The John Gabriel Borkman London cast includes Simon Russell Beale (The Lehman Trilogy) in the title role, Clare Higgins (National Theatre: Sweet Bird of Youth) as Gunhild Borkman, and Lia Williams (Donmar Warehouse: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as Ella Rentheim.

Enjoy a blackly comic classic performed by some of the UK’s best actors with John Gabriel Borkman tickets this year.

Performance dates:
23 Nov 2022 - 26 Nov 2022
Running time:
1 hour 40 minutes (without an interval)
Bridge Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:

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Latest Audience Reviews

Funnier than I was expecting it to be and less a feeling of tragedy & despair. Not really emotion... More

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leepeddie Top 200 reviewer 02 Nov 2022

Despite this play being written well over 100 years ago, its themes are prescient. Strong perform... More

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helenkeegan 30 Oct 2022

“Women ruin everything.” “When push comes to shove, women are fundamentally interchangeable.” “Wh... More

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katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 18 Oct 2022

When you mess up your own life you urgently need to try for a rerun… through your child. He isn’t... More

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katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 18 Oct 2022

Really enjoyed it, Simon Russell Beale was amazing. My first Ibsen play so no yard stick to measu... More

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mariap34 19 Oct 2022

The writing is immense. What happens when a Man’s ego goes unchecked. It is seriously horrid, com... More

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katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 18 Oct 2022

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