The National Theatre has confirmed that Lizzy Watts will play the title role of Hedda Gabler, which embarks on a UK tour from the 2nd October.
Opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 2nd October, Patrick Marber’s new adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece is directed by Ivo van Hove and will tour the UK until the 3rd March 2018.
It has been confirmed that Lizzy Watts will be taking on the title role. Her previous credits includes Strife at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Angry Brigade and Artefacts at The Bush, A Midsummer Night’s Dreamat The Globe, Blink for Nabokov and Wasted for Paines Plough.
Further casting for the UK tour has yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, with costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons. The Associate Directors are Jeff James and Rachel Lincoln.
Talking about the tour, 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.”
The tour dates for the production are as follows:
Theatre Royal Plymouth 2 – 7 Oct 2017
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 17 – 21 Oct 2017
Curve, Leicester 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
For more information on the UK tour visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/hedda-gabler-on-tour