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. 

Hedda Gabler_Portrait with title_Photography (Lizzy Watts) by Hugo Glendinning

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

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