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Borkman (2016) is a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Gabriella Bussacker and Jan Bosse. The production will be staged at The National Theatre's venue Amfiscenen, The Amphi Stage.

Jan Bosse directs it.

Jan Sælid interprets the title role of John Gabriel Borkman, whereas Marika Enstad acts in the role of his wife Gunhild and Laila Goody in the role of her sister Ella Rentheim.

The production is part of The International Ibsen Festival 2016


(Objekt ID 54717)
Object type Production
Premiere August 13, 2016
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period August 13, 2016  

At the website of The National Theatre, the following, among other things, is written about Borkman:

"Former bank manager John Gabriel Borkman has finished a sentence for embezzlement. Humiliated and bitter he and his wife Gunhild have locked themselves in, at each their floor of the house, and they don't want to see one another. Their son Erhart was taken care of by Gunhild's twin sister Ella Rentheim during the time of the crisis, a woman who John Gabriel once refused for the sake of position and power. Now the fatally ill Ella is back to take Erhart with her for good, and give him her name. Gunhild refuses - Erhart is who is to re-establish the honour in the Borkman family. But John Gabriel, too, has in his loneliness made plan for his son's future.

The leading German director Jan Bosse is known for developing an Anarchist joy in acting in his stage productions, in which the audience takes actively part in the performance. In this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman the Amphi stage is made into a public place, in which the audience is part of the action.

In Bosse's version the family drama gets even more of an edge. The sisters' rivalry for the aging man in the house has become the desperate, strangling struggle between three lonely bitter fortysomethings for the son. The three has almost given up any contact with one another, and yet they are not able to let go. All their hope they put in the next generation's ability to make up for the failures in their own lives."


The National Theatre, 26.04.16, www.nationaltheatret.no, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/?module=Articles&action=Article.publicOpen&id=5935

Performance dates
August 13, 2016Amfiscenen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre Opening night
Festivals (1)
The Ibsen Festival August 13, 2016