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Lizzy Watts To Play Title Role In National Theatre’s ‘Hedda Gabler’


Image Credit: Hugo Glendinning

The National Theatre has today announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, begins a UK tour on 2 October.  Beginning at Theatre Royal Plymouth, 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.

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) directed by Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors.  Olivier and Tony Award®-winning van Hove made his National Theatre debut with Hedda Gabler, which opened in December 2016.  His acclaimed production of A View from the Bridge recently played to sold out houses in London and on Broadway and Obsession starring Jude Law is currently playing at The Barbican, London.  Van Hove’s next production for the NT will be the world premiere of Network based on the Oscar-winning film and featuring the UK stage debut of Bryan Cranston.

Lizzy Watts’ theatre credits include Strife at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Angry Brigade and Artefacts at The Bush, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe, Blink for Nabokov and Wasted for Paines Plough.  TV includes The Durrells and Midsomer Murders and plays Ivy Layton in BBC Radio 4’s Home Front.

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 Directors are Jeff James and Rachel Lincoln..

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.’

Further casting will be announced soon.

Hedda Gabler                            

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

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