Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 5 Oct 2019
Photo by Peter Brown 2017
Niru, is a young Bengali woman in a mixed-race marriage with an English colonial bureaucrat - Tom.
Tom loves Niru, exoticising her as a frivolous plaything to be admired and kept. But Niru has a long-kept secret.
And just as she thinks she is almost free of it, it threatens to bring her life crashing down around her.
Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen's classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race.
Rachel O'Riordan makes her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Lyric, in a production that gives new urgency to the forces that drive our heroine to choose between society's expectations and her own identity.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 11+
There will be Post Show Talks following the 7.30pm performances on Tue 17 Sep and Tue 24 Sep.
Social media & info
London W6 0QL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Audio Described performance ‑ Sat 28 Sep at 7.30pm (touch tour before this performance at 6pm, for further information and to book email the theatre or call the Box Office on 020 87416850).
Open Captioned performance on Sat 28 Sep at 2.30pm.
Assad Zaman - Kaushik Das
Colin Tierney - Dr Rank
Elliot Cowan - Tom Helmer
Tripti Tripuraneni - Mrs Lahiri
Anjana Vasan - Niru
Arinder Sadhra - Uma
Author: Henrik Ibsen in a new adaptation by Tanika Gupta
Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Production: Lyric Hammersmith