Land locked. Sea free. Beyond the walls of her fjord home, where her husband Dr Wangel offers the security of family and responsibility, Ellida is constantly drawn towards the sea, It is from this element that her past love returns – promising the ecstasy of the unknown. Will she suffocate on dry land, or find freedom across the sea?
The Lady From The Sea (1888) marked a turning-point in Ibsen’s writing career as it, and the plays that followed it, concerned itself more with individual destinies than with general moral or social principles. In this new translation, premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre, Pam Gems gives this classic drama a refreshing new life.
Pam Gems new version of Ibsen’s lyrical masterpiece premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London in 2003.