John Gabriel Borkman was once a great man. Wealthy, powerful, revered. He gave up love for success and was handsomely rewarded.

But now, disgraced and destitute after a financial scandal and jail, the former Director of the Bank paces out each day, alone in a upstairs room, planning his comeback.

Meanwhile, downstairs his wife Gunhild lives a parallel life, plotting for their son to restore the family’s reputation.

The claustrophobia of their lives is shattered once and for all with the arrival of Gunhild’s twin sister Ella, the woman whose love Borkman gave away...

Cast: Cathy Belton, Lindsay Duncan, John Kavanagh, Amy Molloy, Marty Rea, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Joan Sheehy

Director: James Macdonald
Set design: Jean Kalman
Lighting design: Tom Pye
Costume design: Joan Bergin
Sound design: Ian Dickinson

On the Abbey stage
6 October – 20 November
Monday – Saturday evening 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Tickets €13-€40

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