by Henrick Ibsen and translated by David Edgar

Directed by Philip Franks
Chichester Minerva Theatre
September / October 2010


Ibsen's late masterwork is an enthralling tragedy of betrayal, guilt, sexual passion and the disintegration of love. Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a loveless marriage to Aline, both mourning the death of their children, he is fearful of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, back into his life comes the charismatic and beautiful young Hilde Wangel. She inspires him to build one final masterpiece. But will his last towering achievement be the destruction of them both?

Cast included Michael Pennington, Maureen Beattie and Naomi Frederick