Full casting announced and trailer released for ‘Hedda Gabler’

The National Theatre today announced full casting for the UK tour of Ibsen’s masterpiece HEDDA GABLER. Lizzy Watts plays the title role and will be joined by Madlena Nedeva (Berte), Christine Kavanagh (Juliana), Abhin Galeya (Tesman), Annabel Bates (Thea), Adam Best (Brack) and Richard Pyros (Lovborg). A new trailer has just been released featuring Lizzy Watts and can be seen here.

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, HEDDA GABLER begins a UK tour on 2 October 2017 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, continuing its journey across the UK to Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Norwich, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Woking, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York and Milton Keynes, where the tour finishes on 3 March 2018.

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

This vital new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) is directed by Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors. Olivier and Tony Award®-winning van Hove made his National Theatre debut with Hedda Gabler, which opened in December 2016. His acclaimed production of A View from the Bridge recently played to sold out houses in London on Broadway and Obsession starring Jude Law played at The Barbican, London earlier this year. Van Hove’s next production for the NT will be the world premiere of Network based on the Oscar-winning film and featuring the UK stage debut of Bryan Cranston.

Lizzy Watts’ theatre credits include Strife at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Angry Brigade and Artefacts at The Bush, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe, Blink for Nabokov and Wasted for Paines Plough. TV includes The Durrells and Midsommer Murders and plays Ivy Layton in BBC Radio 4’s Home Front.

Set and lighting design for Hedda Gabler is by Jan Versweyveld, with costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons. The Associate Directors are Jeff James and Rachel Lincoln.

Patrick Marber said: ‘It has been a huge honour to work with the great Ivo van Hove on this version of Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. I am thrilled that this tour will enable more people to see his incredible production.’

For further press information please contact Susie Newbery at National Theatre Productions, snewbery@nationaltheatre.org.uk or 020 7452 3155.

Hedda Gabler Tour
Theatre Royal Plymouth 2 – 7 Oct 2017

Edinburgh Festival Theatre 17 – 21 Oct 2017

Leicester Curve 23 – 28 Oct 2017

The Lowry Salford 31 Oct – 4 Nov 2017

Norwich Theatre Royal 7 – 11 Nov 2017

Hull New Theatre 13 – 18 Nov 2017

His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen 21 – 25 Nov 2017

Northampton Royal & Derngate 28 Nov – 2 Dec 2017 .

Glasgow Theatre Royal 15 – 20 Jan 2018

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 23 – 27 Jan 2018

New Victoria, Woking 29 Jan – 3 Feb 2018

Nottingham Theatre Royal 5 – 10 Feb 2018

Newcastle Theatre Royal 13 – 17 Feb 2018

Grand Opera House, York 20 – 24 Feb 2018

Milton Keynes Theatre 27 Feb – 3 Mar 2018

Please check with individual theatres for box office information

Walter Nicoletti
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