Hedda Gabler at The Gaiety Theatre
Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free…
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
The National Theatre will return to Dublin this month, bringing their acclaimed production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, Hedda Gabler, to the Gaiety Theatre. These will be the only Irish dates for this production which enjoyed a sold-out run at the National Theatre, London last year.
The full cast for the Dublin dates features Lizzy Watts in the title role. She is joined by Madlena Nedeva (Berte), Christine Kavanagh (Juliana), Abhin Galeya (Tesman), Annabel Bates (Thea), Adam Best (Brack), Richard Pyros (Lovborg), Cate Cammack, Joseph Capp, JP Conway and Kate Cook.
This vital new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country, performer in TV’s The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You…with Alan Partridge) 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 and on Broadway, and Obsession starring Jude Law played at The Barbican, London last year. Van Hove’s most recent production for the NT was the world premiere of Network, based on the Oscar-winning film and which featured the UK stage debut of Bryan Cranston.
Rufus Norris, National Theatre Artistic Director said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Dublin with Ivo van Hove’s superb production of Hedda Gabler. It’s particularly thrilling to be returning to the beautiful Gaiety Theatre, where we last played in 2009 with the The Pitmen Painters. We have always received such a warm welcome from Dublin audiences, most recently with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the city and its vital and vibrant theatre culture in 2018.”
Gaiety Theatre, 6 – 10 March 2018
Tickets from €21
Booking: Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2.
0818 719388 10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat