'Are there some truths it’s better not to know?
Winner of three Helpmann Awards (2011) and four Sydney Theatre Awards (2011), this taut, stripped-back rendition of a modern classic never lets up. Director Simon Stone has developed from a wunderkind of Melbourne’s indie theatre to an established force on Australia’s mainstages. Here he transplants Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a new play tailor-made for an astonishing cast led by Ewen Leslie.
Hjalmar Ekdal grew up rich but scandal cast him into poverty. Now he lives in a tiny flat with his father, his wife, his daughter and a duck. When his old friend Gregers Werle returns with unfinished business, the truth Gregers brings could shatter the world Hjalmar has built around himself.
A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial, The Wild Duck resounds for a new age.' (Source: Malthouse Theatre website)
Performed at Malthouse Theatre 17 February - 17 March 2013.
Director: Simon Stone.
Set Design: Ralph Myers.
Costume Design: Tess Schofield.
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti.
Composition and Sound Design: Stefan Gregory.
Assistant Director: Anne-Louise Sarks.
Dramaturgy: Eamon Flack.
Cast: John Gaden, Anita Hegh, Ewen Leslie, Eloise Mignon, Anthony Phelan, and Toby Schmitz.
Performed at Perth International Arts Festival 2016.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anita Hegh)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anthony Phelan)