Love's Comedy

14 November 2012 – 15 December 2012

The London Premiere of Ibsen’s bittersweet comedy written in 1862, before his landmark plays rocked the world.

A guitar-playing young revolutionary poet struggles with the consequences of falling in love. Students, poets, politicians and pastors meet and mix in the house of Mrs Halm and her daughters, where among the teacups and the music, love and marriage, feminism, heroism and youthful ideals fight for their place in the future.

Henrik Ibsen is the great Norwegian playwright known of course for A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts and The Master Builder. Love’s Comedy is one of his earliest plays, written before Brand and Peer Gynt.

David Antrobus has been a regular actor at the Orange Tree over the past 15 years, where his parts have ranged from Malcolm inMacbeth to Cousins in Major Barbara and the recent Reading Hebron, among numerous others. This is his first production as a director.

Read an interview with David Antrobus about the production in Exeunt Magazine

Read actress Julia Watson's interview with Time and Leisure magazine

Running time 2 hours 40 minutes approximately (including interval)

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