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©The Master Builder 

The Master Builder (2003)
Albery Theatre / West End - London, UK

Producer: Duncan C. Weldon and Paul Elliott - Triumph Entertainment
Playwright: Henrik Ibsen; Adapted by John Logan
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Sue Johnston, Lisa Dillon, Edward De Souza, Katherine Manners, Stephen Kennedy, Jonathan Hackett
Character: Halvard Solness

Halvard Solness is a brilliantly successful architect who has created a reputation and career for himself at the expense of his wife and family. Now growing old, he lives in fear that a new generation of architects will take over and cast him aside. However, it's to the youth and beauty of a young woman that he falls victim. When Hilde Wangel arrives to collect on a decade old debt, she inspires him to build castles in the air with tragic consequences.

Ibsen's compelling story of betrayal, pride, sexual passion and the disintegration of love, is as fascinating today as it was in 1892 when it was first written.

Directed by Anthony Page, Tony Award-winning director of Ibsen's A Doll's House

Toured prior to West End run (at Albery Theatre June 12 to August 17, 2003).

Tour dates:
~ Malvern Theatre, Malvern - May 16-24, 2003
~ Theatre Royal, Bath - May 26-31, 2003
~ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford - June 2-7, 2003

Ticket info

Related links:
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The Builder's Mate - Lisa Dillon Discusses Working with Patrick (7/14/2003) — From London Times
London's Nordic Summer (7/3/2003) — From Economist.com - Subsciption
Play Review (7/1/2003) — From TrekNation.com
Ibsen To The Rescue: Long Starved of Serious Theater, London's West End is Enjoying a Sudden Norwegian Feast (6/30/2003) — From Time
Interview: Patrick Stewart, Spirit of the Enterprise (6/30/2003) — From Independent
Play Review (6/26/2003) — From The Stage
Play Review - View From The Top, View From The Bottom (6/25/2003) — From International Herald Tribune
Theater Review: The Master Builder (6/23/2003) — From Hollywood Reporter
Play Review (6/22/2003) — From The Observer
Play Review - Build It Up, Build It High (6/22/2003) — From Sunday Times
Play Review - 4/5 *s (6/20/2003) — From Independent.co.uk
Play Review - On The Edge of Recklessness (6/20/2003) — From Telegraph
Play Review (6/19/2003) — From WhatsOnStage.com
Play Review - 3/5 *s (6/19/2003) — From Guardian
Play Review (6/19/2003) — From Financial Times
Star Worth Making The Trek For (6/19/2003) — From London Times
Master Stewart Revisits London Stage After Decade (6/18/2003) — From WhatsOnStage.com
Starship Captain Returns to Earth for the Theater (6/18/2003) — From Reuters
No Imitations: Ibsen Discovered (6/16/2003) — From WhatsOnStage.com
Patrick Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 (6/14/2003) — From BBC
What's Captain Picard doing with Barbara Royle? (6/13/2003) — From Huddersfield Examiner
Patrick Stewart Is The Master Builder in London Staging, June 12 (6/12/2003) — From Playbill
Patrick Inteview on Michael Parkinson's BBC2 Radio Show (6/8/2003) — From BBC
Nicola Thomas Interviews Patrick Stewart (6/1/2003) — From BBC Radio Wales
The Master Builder Review: Bath Theatre Royal (5/27/2003) — From thisisbath.com
Happiest Man In The Galaxy (5/25/2003) — From Telegraph.co.uk
The Master Builder Review: Malvern Theatres (5/23/2003) — From thisisworcestershire.co.uk
Patrick Stewart to Star in West End in The Master Builder (5/9/2003) — From playbill.com
Star To Return To The Stage (4/22/2003) — From Huddersfield Examiner
Patrick Stewart Takes Command Of New Ibsen Enterprise (4/17/2003) — From officiallondontheatre.co.uk
Stewart's The Master Builder Opens at Albery in June (4/17/2003) — From whatsonstage.com
Stewart Returns to West End with Master Builder (3/31/2003) — From whatsonstage.com
Albery Theatre — West End venue
Albery Theatre Seating Plan
London Theatre Guide — Albery Theatre page
The Master Builder — The Official Play Website
Ibsen.Net — Norway's Center for all things Ibsen - in English
Online Text of the Play — From iBiblio.org
Ibsen Voyages — Plot of The Master Builder
What's On Stage.com  — Listing of The Master Builder
UK Theatre Web - The Master Builder Page
Ticket Master UK — To Buy Tickets
Audience Reviews of The Master Builder — From Whatsonstage.com
Albemarle-London — Play Listing



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