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Simon Russell Beale returns to the Bridge in this new version of the classic play.
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About John Gabriel Borkman

See the Tony-winning actor Simon Russell Beale in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman at the Bridge Theatre in autumn 2022. Book John Gabriel Borkman tickets on TodayTix today.

Simon Russell Beale is a regular at the Bridge Theatre. He’s starred as the titular music maestro in Bach & Sons and played Ebenezer Scrooge in a three-person adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Now, he’ll turn his hand to the rarely-performed Henrik Ibsen play, newly adapted by Lucinda Coxon.

Beale recently gave a Tony-winning turn in The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway. His Lehman Trilogy performance was hailed by New York Theatre Guide as “a knockout performance by a virtuosic star”. He’s sure to deliver a similar punch in John Gabriel Borkman.

John Gabriel Borkman was once a great man. He held an influential position in society with plenty of material and political wealth. But when he's sentenced for fraud, everything comes crashing down and he has to plan his comeback.

At the same time, John's wife Gunhild dreams of putting the ‘Borkman’ name back on the map. It's tricky to restore the family's reputation when Gunhild's twin sister Ella arrives on the Bokrman doorstep. Will anything work out the same way again?

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Run time


Start date

24th September, 2022

End date

26th November, 2022




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20 Reviews

Adam Wildavsky

Adam Wildavsky

97 Reviews | 16 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You appreciate an exploration of human psychology and relationships from a master craftsman, enhanced by an excellent production.

Don’t see it if You're looking for a critique of capitalism. That's not at all what the play is about.



558 Reviews | 136 Followers
Masterful, Intimate, Great acting

See it if you're interesting in a lesser-known Ibsen play, that is still relevant, with the amazing Mr. Beale in the lead with 2 other fine actresses.

Don’t see it if you're expecting a big production or a fast-paced play, this one takes its time brewing and is beautifully directed as a small chamber piece

M 608343

M 608343

581 Reviews | 89 Followers
Intelligent, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of great acting.I love Simon Russell Beale.He is brilliant in this.Set is excellent.Sadly the play itself is a tad dull.

Don’t see it if you voted for Trump or think he was wonderful.This play feels totally relevant, but Ibsen can be a bit much.

Catherine 352

Catherine 352

109 Reviews | 12 Followers
Masterful, Resonant, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You like astonished by the acting skills, like Ipsen, wordy drama.

Don’t see it if You don't like slow developing one place drama.

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Stars on stage

Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale

John Gabriel Borkman cast and creative team

By: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Lucinda Coxon
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast list: Simon Russell Beale, Clare Higgins, Lia Williams, Sebastian De Souza, Daisy Ou, Laila Rouass, Michael Simkins
Set: Anna Fleischle
Costume: Liam Bunster
Lighting: James Farncombe
Sound: Gareth Fry


3 Potters Fields Park, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2SG


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge or Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Tower Bridge - Stop L) 42, 78, 343

More information about John Gabriel Borkman

Henrik Ibsen's plays typically force audiences to reevaluate their way of living. As characters are left with no choice but to inwardly look at themselves, those watching an Ibsen play go through a similar journey. Historians debate over the basis for John Gabriel Borkman, as events in the play reflect the suicide of an army officer who was accused of embezzlement.

We’ve waited patiently for John Gabriel Borkman on stage. The play was due to run in 2020, but was postponed by two years due to the pandemic. Now, you can catch the Ibsen play at the Bridge Theatre during its limited engagement.

What to Watch For:

  • Frank McGuiness previously adapted John Gabriel Borkman on stage. Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw starred in the Ibsen play at the Abbey Theatre.
  • John Gabriel Borkman was Henrik Ibsen’s penultimate play. His final work was When We Dead Awaken, published in 1889.
  • John Gabriel Borkman sees Lucinda Coxon return to the Bridge Theatre. Her 2019 play, Alys, Always, ran for a month at the central London venue.


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