John Gabriel Borkman

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DESIGNED BY BRYAN HANDS
COSTUMES BY ANDREW McROBB

CAST INCLUDES:

ZARA BANKS, JUDI BOWKER, BRYAN HANDS, HARRY MEACHER,
PAUL RYMER, VERITY STANSALL, KATHRYN WORTH

6th – 17th November

Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Matinee Sunday 11th Nov 4pm 

In this, his penultimate play, Ibsen explores the effects of hubris on his eponymous character and those around him. Written in the naturalistic style, which was in great favour amongst playwrights of the time, it explores the rise and fall of a man of humble origins – John Gabriel is the son of a miner – who rose to prominence as a banker and financial advisor to the wealthy citizens of his home town and then through greed and ambition is disgraced and brings shame on himself and his family. In this, as in many of his plays, although Borkman is the central character around whom the action revolves, it is the females in his life who have true strength. It is they who recognise reality and control the final outcome of the story. Though apparently bleak the play offers hope for the future and acknowledges that life goes on, carried forward by the next generation.

Running time: 110 minutes (including an interval)

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Sat & Sun £18 (£16 concession)

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