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Book now for Ian Rickson's 'revelatory' (Daily Telegraph) production of Duncan Macmillan's 'terrific new version' (Metro) of Henrik Ibsen's gripping work of personal and political passion Rosmersholm, starring Tom Burke, Hayley Atwell and Giles Terera, playing for a strictly limited season - must end 20 July.
'Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke smoulder in absorbing Ibsen revival'
'A dazzling new adaptation'
‘Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.’
An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm stands Rosmer’s home, 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.
‘Ibsen’s masterpiece’ (Michael Billington, 2008) is a twisting thriller and stars two electrifying actors in the leading roles. Tom Burke (Strike, The Musketeers) is the soulful Rosmer haunted by history and tradition. Hayley Atwell (Howards End, Captain America) is Rebecca West, one of Ibsen’s greatest heroines. Enigmatic and unpredictable, free-spirited Rebecca brings the winds of change to Rosmersholm with the force of a hurricane. Giles Terera (Hamilton, West End) is Andreas Kroll, a powerful moral voice, who struggles to reconcile his friendship to Rosmer amidst the changing political tides.
Cast also includes 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).
Rosmersholm is the tenth collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson (including The Birthday Party, Mojo, Old Times, Betrayal, Jerusalem) and marks a second time working with award-winning writer and director Duncan Macmillan, who previously collaborated with Sonia Friedman Productions on the West End and Broadway run of 1984, which he co-adapted/co-directed with Robert Icke. His other plays include People Places and Things which enjoyed huge success in London and New York.
Important Information£1.75 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
BOOKING PERIOD: 24th April 2019 - 20th July 2019
RUNNING TIME: TBC
VENUE:The Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG