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The Lady from the Sea
Information for The Lady from the Sea at Donmar Warehouse, West End (Play). Ellida, the Lighthouse Keeper's daughter, is homesick for the sea. Her life with her husband Dr Wangel and his daughters leaves her restless. Then, on a hot, brilliantly clear summer morning life changes...Ellida Wangel's mysterious seafaring lover has returned after many years to reclaim the woman to whom he believed himself to be betrothed. With piercing eyes he exerts a mesmerising hold over all whom he encounters. Yet, he is a man with a past, a murderer, a man of the sea. What is Ellida to do? Whom should she choose? The husband who loves her and is prepared to grant her freedom or the enigmatic man with whom she shares the same watery affinity. A man who holds a 'horrible unfathomable power' over her mind. Yet Ellida's mind is like the sea, it ebbs and flows and finally reaches its own firm conclusion. The Lady from the Sea (1888) represents an important turning point in Ibsen's work. Within a few days of its publication Edmund Gosse wrote 'There is thrown over the whole play a glamour of romance, of mystery, of landscape beauty...moreover, after so many tragedies, this is a comedy...the tone is quite unusually sunny, and without a tinge of pessimism.' This play explores the hypnotic hold one person may gain over another. It is an emphatic defence of individuality, of inner struggles faced with courage and integrity.
Performers Nikki Amuka-Bird (Ellida).
Author Henrik Ibsen. Company Maddermarket Theatre Company. Translation Michael Meyer. Adapted by Elinor Cook. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting Lee Curran.

The Lady from the Sea

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Thursday, 12th October 2017 to Saturday, 2nd December 2017.
Mon-Sat 19:30. Thu, Sat Mats 14:30
20 November 2017 19:30 - Captioned
23 November 2017 14:30 - Audio Described
25 November 2017 13:30 - Sign Interpreted (SPIT)

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