NEWS: Rafe Spall joins Ruth Wilson in National’s Hedda Gabler

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Further casting has been announced today for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Hedda Gabler, with Rafe Spall returning to the stage to join leading lady Ruth Wilson in the modern version of Ibsen’s classic.

Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors, makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.  Hedda Gabler previews from 5 December 2016 in the Lyttelton Theatre, with a press night on 12 December.  The production will continue in repertoire with additional performances to be announced.

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

In this vital new version by Patrick Marber (Three Days in the Country, The Red Lion), Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) returns to the NT to play the title role alongside a cast which includes Rafe Spall (Constellations), Chukwudi Iwuji, currently playing Hamlet for the Public Theater in New York, Kate Duchêne, Éva Magyar, Sinéad Matthews and Kyle Soller, who is currently appearing as Francis in the BBC’s Poldark.   The production will have set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons.

Hedda Gabler will be broadcast by NT Live to cinemas around the world on 9 March 2017 with encore performances from 23 March. The production is supported by the Williams Charitable Trust.

The cast list is:

HEDDA GABLER                                Ruth Wilson
GEORGE TESMAN                             Kyle Soller
MISS TESMAN                                     Kate Duchene
BERTE                                                      Éva Magyar
MRS ELVSTED                                     Sinead Matthews
JUDGE BRACK                                    Rafe Spall
EILERT LOVBORG                            Chukwudi Iwuji

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