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Full Casting Announced for The National Theatre's Tour of Henric Ibsen's Masterpiece Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler Landscape Photography Lizzy Watts by Hugo GlendinningThe National Theatre has announced full casting for the UK tour of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler which following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, will play at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 January 2018.

Lizzy Watts plays the title role and will be joined by Madlena Nedeva (Berte), Christine Kavanagh (Juliana), Abhin Galeya (Tesman), Annabel Bates (Thea), Adam Best (Brack) and Richard Pyros (Lovborg). 

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 opened in December 2016. His acclaimed production of A View from the Bridge recently played to sold out houses in London on Broadway and Obsession starring Jude Law played at The Barbican, London earlier this year. 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 Midsommer 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.’
Scott Bird, Press & PR Manager at the Grand Theatre said: ‘Following hugely successful runs of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors from the National Theatre in 2015, we are pleased to welcome NT productions back to the city of Wolverhampton. Hedda Gabler will form an integral part of the theatre’s quality drama offerings throughout our 2017/18 season and beyond.”

Tickets for Hedda Gabler at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre are now on sale by calling 01902 429212, by visiting the theatre Box Office in person or online at

Last modified on Friday, 21 July 2017 14:41

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