NATIONAL THEATRE TO TOUR IBSEN’S MASTERPIECE
A NEW VERSION BY PATRICK MARBER
DIRECTED BY IVO VAN HOVE
UK Tour October 2017 – March 2018
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre, the NT will tour its acclaimed production of Hedda Gabler throughout the UK.
Beginning at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 2 October 2017 the tour will journey across the UK to Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Norwich, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Woking, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York and Milton Keynes, where the tour finishes on 3 March 2018.
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…
This vital new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) is directed by Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors. Olivier and Tony Award®-winning van Hove made his NT debut with Hedda Gabler. His acclaimed production of A View from the Bridge recently played to sold out houses at the Young Vic, in the West End and on Broadway. Van Hove’s next production for the NT will be the world premiere of Network based on the Oscar-winning film. It will feature a UK stage debut for Bryan Cranston.
Set and lighting design for Hedda Gabler is by Jan Versweyveld, with costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons. The Associate Director is Jeff James.
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.’
Casting will be announced soon.
Theatre Royal Plymouth 2 – 7 Oct 2017
Edinburgh Festival Theatre 17 – 21 Oct 2017
Leicester Curve 23 – 28 Oct 2017
The Lowry Salford 30 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 12 – 17 Feb 2018
Grand Opera House, York 20 – 24 Feb 2018
Milton Keynes Theatre 27 Feb – 3 Mar 2018
Please check with individual theatres for box office information and on-sale dates