The Lady From the Sea
by Henrik Ibsen
11th - 19th November 2005
~ Directed by Paul Morton ~

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A play in five acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in Norwegian as Fruen fra havet in 1888 and first performed in early 1889.

In the first of several mystical psychological dramas by Ibsen, the play traces the increasing distraction of Ellida Wangel, the second wife of Dr. Wangel. She is obsessed with images of the sea because she once loved a sailor who promised to someday claim her. When the sailor does arrive, her husband releases her from her wedding vows. This act restores her equilibrium and breaks the sailor's spell over her.

The Lady From The Sea (1888) marked a turning-point in Ibsen's writing career as it, and the plays that followed it, concerned itself more with individual destinies than with general moral or social principles. A new translation by Pam Gems, the author of Stanley, Piaf and The Snow Palace.

Cast
Karen JanesEllida
Roger WallsgroveDr.Wangel
Loretta FreemanBolette
Roz Saint ClareHilde
Andrew LeeArnholm
Andy HowellLyngstrand
Graham KilnerBallested
Chris JanesStranger
Crew
Ian HoughtonAssistant Director
Pippa CookeAssistant Director
Brenda OnyonStage Manager
Andy PatersonSound
Pippa MortonPrompt
Louise KemplenProps
Tony MasonLighting
Richard DodwellLighting
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Pippa CookeHair
Chris JanesSet Design
Ian CullenOriginal Music