Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim.
Final casting will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner with set designs by Anna Fleischle and costume designs by Liam Bunster, John Gabriel Borkman will have its first performance at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September 2022 with opening night on 29 September 2022 with the run concluding on 26 November 2022.
John Gabriel Borkman, once an illustrious entrepreneur, has been brought low by a prison sentence for fraud. As he paces alone in an upstairs room, bankrupt and disgraced, he is obsessed by dreams of his comeback. Downstairs, his estranged wife plots the restoration of the family name. When her sister arrives unannounced, she triggers a desperate showdown with the past.
John Gabriel Borkman is at The Bridge Theatre 24th September to 26th November 2022.