John Gabriel Borkman Tickets London Theatre

John Gabriel Borkman Tickets

2.8 (6) · Contemporary Drama

Simon Russell Beale plays Borkman in Ibsen’s towering masterpiece

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Overview

John Gabriel Borkman, once an illustrious entrepreneur, 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.

Critic reviews

Staggering, dark portrayal of family dynamics

· WhatsOnStage

Hytner directs fluidly and kinetically

· Time Out

Simon Russell Beale is doubly commanding as Ibsen’s charismatic banker in a problem-raising revival

· The Observer

Definitely has a few exceptional performances

· Broadway World

Held together by some powerhouse performances

· The Guardian

Solid rather than sensational

· The Stage

Not even Simon Russell Beale can shore up Ibsen’s financial-crisis drama

· The Telegraph

Entertainingly twisted and explosive emotion

· The Arts Desk

The three central performances are focused and intense

· Evening Standard

Simon Russell Beale shines in Ibsen’s leaden melodrama

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 24 Sep - Sat 26 Nov 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 5 Nov, 2.30pm
Captioned: Sat 12 Nov, 2.30pm

Venue

One Tower Bridge SE1 2SD London, UK · Get Directions
2.8
out of 5 stars
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