New casting has been announced for Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Ian Rickson, playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 24 April to 20 July 2019, with an opening night of 2 May.
Giles Terera, who won an Olivier Award for his acclaimed performance in Hamilton (West End), Lucy Briers (Wolf Hall, West End/Broadway and The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre), Jake Fairbrother (Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse and The Maids, HOME Manchester) and Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, West End and Hamlet, Almeida/West End) will perform alongside the previously announced Tom Burke (Strike, BBC) and Hayley Atwell (Howard’s End, BBC).
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.
Set and costumes will be by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke and casting by Amy Ball CDG.
Lucy Briers’ theatre credits include Wild East at the Young Vic, Forty Years On, The Seagull and Ivanov at Chichester Festival Theatre, Show Boat at the Sheffield Crucible and New London Theatre in the West End, the RSC’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at Stratford Upon Avon, the Aldwych Theatre in the West End and on Broadway, Out of Joint’s Top Girls at Chichester Festival Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Behud at Soho Theatre, Bedroom Farce and Miss Julie at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Private Fears in Public Places and Just Between Ourselves at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, Ivanov at Donmar at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Norwich Theatre Royal, Some Kind of Bliss, a one woman show, at Trafalgar Studios and Brits Off-Broadway, Ship of Fools at Theatre503, Catch at the Royal Court Theatre, The Voysey Inheritance at the National Theatre, The Winter’s Tale at Southwark Playhouse, Musik at the Arcola Theatre, The Solid Gold Cadillac at the Garrick Theatre, Cloud Nine, Don Juan, Teeth‘n’Smiles at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Electra at the Gate Theatre, Spike at the Nuffield in Southampton, Keepers at Hampstead Theatre, As You Like It at the Crucible Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith, All That Trouble That We Had at the Birmingham Rep, The Rivals at Nottingham Playhouse, Henry IV: I & II at the Old Vic, Othello at the New Victoria Theatre, The Entertainer at Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Tempest at Salisbury Rep.
Jake Fairbrother’s theatre credits include Lady from the Sea at the Donmar Warehouse, The Maids at HOME Manchester, Cheek By Jowl’s Macbeth, Hamlet at the National Theatre, The Last Days of Troy at the Globe Theatre and the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and Twelfth Night at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Giles Terera’s theatre credits include: Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre, The Meaning of Zong at the Bristol Old Vic, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse, The Merchant of Venice at the Globe Theatre and international tour, Pure Imagination at the St James Theatre, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,Hamlet, Death and the King’s Horseman, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Troilus and Cressida, Candide, Honk! and Darker Face of the Earth at the National Theatre, King John at the Globe Theatre and UK Tour, The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Don’t You Leave Me Here at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre, The Rat Pack at The Strand Theatre, Jailhouse Rock at The Piccadilly Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, 125th Street at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Rent at the Prince of Wales Theatre, You Don’t Kiss at Stratford Circus, Up On The Roof at the Chichester Festival Theatre, the RSC’s The Tempest world tour, Six Degrees of Separation at the Sheffield Crucible, Generations of the dead at the Young Vic, Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job at the Gilded Balloon and the Playbox Theatre Warwick, Demon Headmaster and The Animals of Farthing Wood at the Pleasance Theatre.
Peter Wight’s theatre credits include: The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Hamlet at the Almeida and Harold Pinter Theatre, The Red Lion, Ivanov, Sleep With Me, Murmuring Judges, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Black Snow and Waiting for Godot at the National Theatre, The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre and on Broadway, Trelawny of The Wells at the Donmar Warehouse, Otherwise Engaged and Chekhov’s Women in the West End, The Spanish Tragedy, Much Ado About Nothing, Barbarians, A Clockwork Orange and Hamlet with the RSC, In The Republic of Happiness, In Basildon, Face to the Wall and Not A Game for Boys at the Royal Court Theatre, The Caretaker at the Globe Theatre in Warsaw, Edward II and Mouth to Mouth at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, Dearly Beloved and Grace at Hampstead Theatre, A State of Affairs, Othello, Commedia and Progress at the Lyric Hammersmith, Julius Caesar at Riverside Studios, A Passion in Six Days, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Nest at the Sheffield Crucible, King Lear and The Three Sisters at the Birmingham Rep, and Hard To Get at the Traverse in Edinburgh.