8 February – 9 March 2019

Print Room at the Coronet &
The Norwegian Ibsen Company

The Lady from the Sea

by Henrik Ibsen
In a new version by Mari Vatne Kjeldstadli
Based on the translation by May-Brit Akerholt
Directed by Marit Moum Aune


‘A mesmeric performance’  The Stage ★★★★

“The Norwegians show us how Ibsen ought to be done with this powerful bilingual revival”   Time Out ★★★★


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.

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, with many of the team returning for this shattering new production.

Both Norwegian and English will be spoken during the performance, with English surtitles for the Norwegian sections.

This performance contains haze.

Photo: Julie Pike

Mondays – Saturdays at 7.30pm
(no performances on Sundays)

Previews: Fri 8 – Tue 12 Feb, 7.30pm
Press night: Wed 13 Feb, 7pm

Post-show Q&A: There will be a post-show Q&A with the cast on Thursday 21 February. It will start approx. 10 min after the show and it will last approx. 25 min.



Previews  (8 – 12 Feb)
£20 all tickets

All other performances
Front stalls £30 | £25 concession
Rear stalls £25 | £20 concession

Concessions are available Mon – Thur evenings only for those in full-time education, in receipt of benefits, or aged 65+

£15 Mondays
£15 for under 30s, those in full-time education, or in receipt of benefits.

£15 per student. One teacher goes free for every eight students.

Approx. 2 h 15 mins including interval