'The Lady from the Sea’ at Arcola Theatre

 Date:29/04/2008 - 31/05/2008

Henrik Ibsen’s play ‘The Lady from the Sea’, adapted by Frank McGuinness, is on at the Arcola Theatre in London in April, continuing the Ibsen Season at the theatre in 2008.

28/04/2008 :: Is it better to suffocate on dry land or drown in the freedom of the sea? Ellida is consumed by her longing for the sea. Trapped in an unhappy marriage and loathed by her stepdaughters, she is drawn to the ocean, to the promise and ecstasy of the unknown. The startling arrival of a dark stranger awakens Ellida, stirs her desires and lures her back to the water’s edge. Now she must confront both the past and a desire for freedom that could destroy her.

Directed by Hannah Eidinow, this new translation of Ibsen’s sensuous and erotic play has been adapted by Frank McGuinness, a major presence in British drama for the last twenty years. In addition to writing his own plays, such as Factory Girls, he has adapted and translated to great acclaim an eclectic range of the classics including an award winning version of Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ presented on Broadway.

29 April - 31 May at 8pm
The Arcola Theatre
Arcola Street
London E8 2DJ
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions – except Saturdays)
Tuesdays Pay What You Can
Box Office: 020 7503 1646, or

Send this article to a friend  
Print version

'The Lady from the Sea' opens on 29 April.Photo: Simon Annand

Norway - the official site in the UK / Contact the Embassy / Contact information
© 2003/2007