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4 Extra Debut. Destitute after a fraud scandal, a disgraced banker is surrounded by the living ghosts of his past. Starring David Threlfall.

David Threlfall stars as John Gabriel Borkman, a disgraced banker now destitute after a fraud scandal and imprisonment.

Whilst trapped in his own home like a wolf in a cage, the living ghosts of his past wrestle to determine his future.

Henrik Ibsen’s rarely performed but all-too-pertinent play about the dangerous pursuit of power. Produced from a version by David Eldridge.

John Gabriel Borkman ….. David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim ….. Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman ….. Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal ….. Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman ….. Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton ….. Jenny Rainsford
Malene ….. Claire Cage

Director: Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

1 hour

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Thursday 10:00

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Role Contributor
John Gabriel Borkman David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton Jenny Rainsford
Malene Claire Cage
Director Helen Perry
Author Henrik Ibsen
Adaptor David Eldridge

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