19:45, Tue 30th October 2001 - Sat 3rd November 2001 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4
Surrounded by his resentful assistants and embittered wife, and fearing that a new generation of architects will supplant him soon, Halvard Solness has become trapped in denial of all that he had once hoped for. Yet, when life-affirming Hilde Wangel arrives for a mysterious visit, his dreams of 'castles in the air' look set to be restored. First, however, he must confront his ultimate fears.
The Amateur Dramatic Club use a vibrant, modern translation and original score to introduce nineteenth-century Norway and the story of Solness, the Master Builder, whose troubled life forms a tragic centrepiece to this beautiful play of tragic hope.