The latest from the Black Country 

National Theatre to Tour Ibsen's Masterpiece Hedda Gabler to Wolverhampton in 2018

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre, the National Theatre will begin a UK tour of its acclaimed production of Hedda Gabler throughout 2017 and 2018.

The tour will visit Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 23rd - 27th January 2018. Tickets will be on sale exclusively to Friends of the Grand from 11am on Monday 27th March 2017 and public bookings will open at 11am on Friday 31st March 2017.

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 National Theatre debut with Hedda Gabler, which is running in repertoire at the NT’s Lyttelton Theatre until 21 March 2017.  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.  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. 

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.

To become a Friend of the Grand call 01902 429212 or visit

News Categories

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Policy.

I accept cookies from this site

EU Cookie Directive Plugin Information