The Lady from the Sea

The Lady from the Sea

Print Room · 08 FEB - 09 MAR

With performers and creatives from both UK and Norway, The Lady from the Sea follows the Print Room’s hugely successful 2018 collaboration with National Theatre of Norway, Little Eyolf.


Ellida, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, was born where the fjord meets the ocean.

Now trapped in a difficult marriage to a British doctor, Ellida longs for the open sea. Will the return of a former lover offer her a real choice?

A story of self-determination, modern families, loving other people’s children, and always looking for the perfect relationship, The Lady from the Sea was shocking in its challenge of societal norms when it premiered in 1889.

To mark the 130th anniversary of The Lady from the Sea, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Norwegian Ibsen Company for this new staging, which brings with it a deep connection to the Norwegian culture in which Ibsen lived: from its close relationship with nature, to the effect of the midnight sun on its inhabitants in the far north.

Critic reviews

Beautifully conceived bilingual update of Ibsen’s drama about loss and longing, with a mesmeric central performance

The Stage

The Norwegians show us how Ibsen ought to be done with this powerful bilingual revival

Time Out

The Norwegian Ibsen Company's first co-production with The Print Room is an exquisite gift to London's multiculturalism as is the choice to offer this version of Ibsen's The Lady From The Sea to its theatrical panorama

Broadway World

The juxtaposition of female autonomy versus expectation of women’s roles in society is depicted well by the cast, and the show is a testament to the ongoing contemporary value of Ibsen’s work

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 8 Feb - Sat 9 Mar, 7pm & 7.30pm


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