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