The Wild Duck

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Perth International Arts Festival says
Australia’s Simon Stone is one of the most in demand directors on the international scene and his fearless adaptations of classic plays have taken the theatre world by storm.

Commissioned by Sydney’s Belvoir, Stone’s radical remake of Ibsen’s bittersweet portrayal of family dysfunction and deception was first seen in Australia in 2011 and still has people talking about its incredible emotional impact. Since then it has toured the world and now for the first time in Perth you have a chance to experience its devastating power.

In this refreshingly modern version of 'The Wild Duck', Stone goes straight for the jugular, stripping back Ibsen’s text and firing the action in rapid, unpredictable scenes. The superb ensemble of actors are put behind glass, turning the audience into voyeurs. From our seats we watch the characters as they struggle with unbearable truths, in a glass box from which no escape seems possible.

'The Wild Duck' is must-see theatre – a fierce work of immediacy and emotive power.

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By: Perth International Arts Festival