John Gabriel Borkman


In this, his penultimate play, Ibsen explores the effects of hubris on his eponymous character and those around him. Written in the naturalistic style it explores the rise and fall of a man of humble origins.
John Gabriel Borkman at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Starts: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 17 November 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 6 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Sunday - 4-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:

Tues - Fri £16


Sat & Sun £18


Concessions:

Tues - Fri £14


Sat & Sun £16


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Cast


Zara Banks

Judi Bowker

Harry Meacher

Bryan Hands


Creatives


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Director: Harry Meacher
Designer: Bryan Hands
Costume designer: Andrew McRobb

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