The National Theatre has today confirmed that Ivo Van Hove’s production of Ibsen’s masterpiece will be touring the UK. 

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Cast for the original production. (c) Jan Versweyveld. 

Following its sold out run at the National Theatre’s  Lyttelton Theatre, it will embark on a UK tour, beginning at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 2nd October.

This new version of Ibsen’s classic play has been created by Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) who said of the news: “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.”

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

The production of Hedda Gabler marked the National Theatre debut of Ivor Van Hove and is currently playing at the Lyttelton Theatre until the 21st March. His next production for the National Theatre will be the world premiere of Network based on the Oscar-winning film.  It will feature a UK stage debut for Bryan Cranston.

Hedda Gabler features set and lighting by Jan Versweyveld, with costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons.

The tour dates so far confirmed are:

Theatre Royal  Plymouth                               2 – 7 October 2017

Edinburgh Festival Theatre                           17 – 21 October 2017

Leicester Curve                                              23 – 28 October 2017

The Lowry Salford                                          30 October – 4 November 2017

Norwich Theatre Royal                                   7 – 11 November 2017

Hull New Theatre                                            13 – 18 November 2017

His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen                     21 – 25 November 2017

Northampton Royal & Derngate                     28 November – 2 December 2017                                        .

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton                     23 – 27 January 2018

Nottingham Theatre Royal                             5 – 10 February 2018

Newcastle Theatre Royal                               12 – 17 February 2018

Milton Keynes Theatre                                   27 February – 3 March 2018

Further dates and casting have yet to be confirmed.

 

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