The rest of the cast has been revealed for Bridge Theatre’s new production of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman starring Simon Russell Beale, Clare Higgins and Lia Williams.
They are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal.
They are joining Russell Beale in the title role, Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Williams as Ella Rentheim in a “new version” of the classic play adapted by Lucinda Coxon.
It will run at the Bridge Theatre, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, from 24 September to 26 November 2022, with opening night on 29 September.
It is directed by Nicholas Hytner with set designs by Anna Fleischle, costume designs by Liam Bunster, lighting by James Farncombe and sound by Gareth Fry.
First published in 1896 and premiered in 1897, John Gabriel Borkman was one of Ibsen’s last plays. It tells the story of a once-illustrious entrepreneur who 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.
Tickets are on sale at www.bridgetheatre.co.uk.