February 7, 2003
... The Lady from the Sea, at St James, was innovative and challenging.
The director, Frank Hoerner, cast aside lots of the conventions that
weigh down many Ibsen productions. Here we were given modern dress
and idiom... and yes, it did work. The performances were mostly terrific.
Irene Christ, Godwin Scerri and Jes Camilleri are experienced troupers,
but I was also impressed by some of the secondary roles. Well done
Sunday Times, January 19, 2003
sea in her soul
Stage directors are often put off by the cumbersome translations mostly
available in the past, but now there are recent ones in a contemporary
idiom such as Peter Watt's version of THE LADY FROM THE SEA (St James
Cavalier) being presented by Actinghouse Productions as their second
January 18, 2003
woman's own free will
IBSEN and Chekhov go together for more things than you can
easily include in a list. They are the basics, they are difficult,
they are a test for any director, they engage you but they require
all your attention. Only a very good production can take away some
of the burden involved in following the dialogue while trying to breathe
in the heavy atmosphere. Actinghouse Productions made it possible
to revisit Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea, with direction by Frank
Hoerner; Irene Christ and Julian Manduca producing...