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Robert Icke to adapt The Wild Duck at the Almeida Theatre

Robert Icke accepting the Evening Standard award for best director in 2015. Photo: Dave Benett Robert Icke accepting the Evening Standard award for best director in 2015. Photo: Dave Benett
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Robert Icke will adapt Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck for the Almeida Theatre later this year, which will be his next production as associate director of the north London venue.

Icke’s last show at the Almeida was his Andrew Scott-led Hamlet in 2017, which transferred to the West End last year. Previous productions at the theatre include Mary Stuart, Oresteia, Uncle Vanya, Mr Burns and 1984.

He is creating a new version of The Wild Duck, as well as directing the production, which runs from October 15 to December 1, with press night on October 23.

The Ibsen play was last seen in London in 2014, adapted and directed by Simon Stone.

Icke’s version has design by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Elliot Griggs, sound by Tom Gibbons and casting – yet to be announced – by Julia Horan.

During the play’s run, the theatre will stage a one-day Almeida for Free festival, on October 27, which will include a matinee performance where all tickets are given to people under 25, for free.

It will also feature a Q&A with Icke and a programme of workshops.

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