Simon Russell Beale to star in a new version of ‘John Gabriel Borkman’ at the Bridge Theatre

Simon Russell Beale will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre. 

Directed by Nicholas Hytner with set designs by Anna Fleischle and costume designs by Liam Bunster, John Gabriel Borkman will run at London’s Bridge Theatre from 24 September to 26 November 2022.

Further casting and the full creative team will be announced shortly.


John Gabriel Borkman, once an illustrious entrepreneur, has been brought low by a prison sentence for fraud. As he paces alone in an upstairs room, bankrupt and disgraced, he is obsessed by dreams of his comeback. Downstairs, his estranged wife plots the restoration of the family name. When her sister arrives unannounced, she triggers a desperate showdown with the past.


Booking is now open for Bridge Priority members and public booking is from 10am on 22 March 2022. 

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