NEWS: Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell to Star in Rosmersholm

Ian Rickson will direct the new production at the Duke of York’s  Theatre from the 24th April. 

Henrik Ibsen’s play examining a country in state of political flux has been newly adapted by Duncan MacMillan and is set to perform at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 24th April.

As well as being directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Birthday Party,Translations), the production is set to feature set and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke.

An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood.  At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer – a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.  

It has also been confirmed that the production is set to star Tom Burke as John Rosmer and Hayley Atwell as  Rebecca West, with further casting yet to be announced.

Tom Burke’s recent stage credits include The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre and Reasons to Be Happy at Hampstead Theatre as well as the recent UK tour of Don Carlos. He is also known for his roles in Strike, the BBC television adaptation of the Cormoran Strike novels by JK Rowling, Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers and Dolokhov in the BBC literary-adaptation miniseries War and Peace.

Hayley Atwell was most recently seen on stage in Measure for Measure at the Donmar, Dry Powder at Hampstead Theatre and The Pride at Trafalgar Studios. Meanwhile, her film credits include roles in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, The Duchess and most recently Christopher Robin.

This production is the 10th collaboration between  Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson, following on from acclaimed productions of  Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Old Times and Betrayal, and Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem (West End and Broadway), The River (Broadway) and Mojo (West End).

Rosmersholm will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 24th  April until the 20th July.  To book tickets visit ATG Tickets or Love

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