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First Look: Rehearsal images: SALOMÉ – a new play by Yaël Farber

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Previews from 2 May, with Press Night 9 May. Continuing in the repertoire until 15 July. Broadcast to cinemas by NT Live on 22 June.

The story has been told before, but never like this.
An occupied desert nation.  A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike.  A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the Olivier stage.

Salomé is designed by Susan Hilferty with lighting design by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Adam Cork, movement direction by Ami Shulman, fight direction by Kate Waters and dramaturgy by Drew Lichtenberg. Cast includes Philip Arditti, Paul Chahidi, Ramzi Choukair, Uriel Emil, Olwen Fouéré, Roseanna Frascona, Lloyd Hutchinson, Shahar Isaac,  Aidan Kelly, Yasmin Levy, Andrew Lewis, Anna Lindup, Theo T J Lowe, Isabella Nefar, Lubana al Quntar,and Raad Rawi

Hundreds of Travelex tickets at £15 available per performance.


Angels in America: Rehearsal images released / Ticket Ballot One now open

Critically acclaimed 5 star hit production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will be broadcast live to cinemas as part of National Theatre Live

Imelda Staunton in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Imelda Staunton in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Imelda Staunton in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf © Charlie Gray

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald’s new production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live.

The broadcast will take place on 18th May at 7.30pm and tickets go on sale at the beginning of April. Visit your local cinema website for details.

The run of the critically acclaimed production continues at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with tickets available through the Box Office until 27th May.


In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.


Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in
Edward Albee’s
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

With Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway
Director: James Macdonald
Designer: Tom Pye
Lighting Designer: Charles Balfour
Sound Designer and Composer: Adam Cork
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions
in association with 1001 Nights Productions, Scott M. Delman, Rupert Gavin, Brian Zeilinger

The Harold Pinter Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
22nd February 2017 – 27th May 2017
Opening night Thursday 9th March 2017

Box Office 0844 871 7622


Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Over 100 tickets for every performance priced at £15

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First Look: Twelfth Night rehearsal images, to be broadcast live from Olivier Theatre on 6 April by NT Live

ANGELS IN AMERICA: Further casting and on-sale dates announced

Angels in America
Angels in America

Angels in America

The cast of the National Theatre’s 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins.

The production will be directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Husbands & Sons) and designed by Ian MacNeil, with costume by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson, puppetry co-designer and director Finn Caldwell, with puppetry co-designer Nick Barnes, illusions by Chris Fisher and aerial direction by Gwen Hales.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Millennium Approaches, the first of the two plays which form Angels in America, received its British premiere directed by Declan Donnellan’s at the NT’s Cottesloe Theatre in 1992, and was joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the shows.

Tony Kushner said: ‘25 years ago, Richard Eyre and the National Theatre launched Angels in America with Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s brilliant production. I’m thrilled that Angels is returning there. And of course, I’m delighted that the production features a cast so fantastic I wouldn’t dare dream it up, directed by the ever-astonishing Marianne Elliott!’

Director Marianne Elliott said: ‘Such plays come along possibly once, or twice, in a lifetime…if you’re lucky.  The show is current and inspiring. It stretches your mind and your soul, and should change you irrevocably. I think, to anyone who sees the play, as to me who is currently living with it, it feels like it is OUR story. Politically, but also personally.  I think you can’t help connect with it, whoever you are. Tony Kushner is the Shakespeare of our day.’

Public booking for Angels in America will open at 8.30am on Friday 20 January 2017

Angels in America will be broadcast by NT Live from the National to cinemas around the UK and internationally. Dates and venues to be announced.

For more information, please visit the Angels in America show page.

Press Day: Thursday 4 May – further details will be confirmed in January.

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Award-winning production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land will be broadcast in cinemas internationally on 15 December via National Theatre Live

No Man's Land

Ian McKellen plays ‘Spooner’, Patrick Stewart plays ‘Hirst’, Owen Teale plays ‘Briggs’ and Damien Molony plays ‘Foster’ in Sean Mathias’ production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, which will be broadcast internationally on 15 December to cinemas in over 55 countries including the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada, Japan, South America and Russia. Full information on the National Theatre Live screenings can be found at

Winner of the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Revival, No Man’s Land is currently playing at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End where it will complete its limited 14 week engagement on 17 December having been seen by over 90,000 people, selling to 100% capacity every night. No Man’s Land was first performed at the iconic Wyndham’s Theatre in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre.

Prior to the West End, this production played to 100% capacity on tour throughout the UK, starting at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield on 3 Augustbefore dates at Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Theatre Royal, Brighton and New Theatre, Cardiff.

Directed by Sean Mathias, No Man’s Land received highly acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York whilst in repertory alongside Waiting for Godot, also starring stage and screen friends, McKellen and Stewart and directed by Mathias. The production of Waiting for Godot had transferred from London where it celebrated a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the last time McKellen and Stewart shared a West End stage.

Patrick Stewart (Hirst) says: “No Man’s Land is a masterpiece of 20th Century British Theatre and Ian, Damian, Owen and I love it deeply. It has been a joy to play it first in Berkeley, California, then on Broadway, on tour in the UK and now in London. What a climax to have it in cinemas across the UK and in more than 50 countries around the world. Don’t miss it.”

Ian McKellen (Spooner) says: “I am so pleased that audiences who could not get a ticket for No Man’s Land can now see, all over the world, a live performance in their local cinema. Don’t miss it!”

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. 

No Man’s Land has set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design and composition by Adam Cork and projection design by Nina Dunn.

This production of No Man’s Land is produced by Stuart Thompson Productions and Playful Productions.






Wyndham’s Theatre, London

First performance 8 September
Last performance Saturday 17 December

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
(Wednesday matinee performances at Wyndham’s Theatre begin from 28 September)

From £10 (No booking fee on all tickets at the Wyndham’s Theatre)

For full details either visit or call: 0844 482 5120



Winter Season 2016-2017 at the National Theatre Live

No Man's Land
No Man's Land

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter. Live from Wyndham’s Theatre. Following their celebrated run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the UK stage in Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of one of Pinter’s most entertaining plays. Broadcast live on Thursday 15 Dec, 7pm Encore screenings from Thursday 5 Jan.

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. Lucian Msamati plays Salieri, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Broadcast live on Thursday 2 February 7pm.

Saint Joan live from the Donmar Warehouse Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw’s electrifying classic. Broadcast live on Thursday 16 Feb, 7pm Encore screenings from Thursday 2 March

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Patrick Marber. Live from the NT. Ruth Wilson plays the title role in Ivo van Hove’s production. Broadcast live on Thursday 9 March, 7pm Encore screenings from Thursday 23 March.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Live from the NT. Tamsin Greig plays Malvolia in Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity. Directed by Simon Godwin. Broadcast live on Thursday 6 April.

Also in 2017, Yaël Farber’s radical revision of the biblical tale, Salomé and Marianne Elliott’s new production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, will be broadcast live from the NT with dates to be announced.

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Full Casting announced for Josie Rourke’s Donmar Warehouse production of Saint Joan

Saint Joan

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard CantHadley Fraser and Elliot Levey.

Saint Joan

Saint Joan

Completing the cast are Fisayo Akinade, Niall BuggySimon Holland Roberts, Arthur Hughes, Rory Keenan, Syrus Lowe, Guy Rhys, and Jo Stone-Fewings.

Saint Joan will be broadcast live, in partnership with National Theatre Live, to cinemas around the world, directly from the Donmar Warehouse on Thursday 16 February 2017. This will be the fourth Donmar production to be screened in cinemas, and follows the acclaimed productions of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston, both directed by Rourke.

Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.

Josie Rourke (Director) is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse where she has directed the world premiere of Nick Payne’s new play Elegy; Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was broadcast live in cinemas around the world in partnership with National Theatre Live, nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival and currently running at the Booth Theatre, New York, from October 2016; The Vote, which was broadcast live nationwide on television on the night of the 2015 UK election to an audience of half a million and nominated for a BAFTA; City of Angels, which received the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival; Privacy, a new play created by James Graham and Josie Rourke; Coriolanus, which was broadcast live in cinemas in partnership with National Theatre Live and for which Tom Hiddleston won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor; The Weir, which transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre; The Machine at Manchester International Festival and at Park Avenue Armory, New York; Berenice; The Physicists; The Recruiting Officer; Frame 312; World Music; and The Cryptogram. A new production of Privacy, written by James Graham and created by James Graham and Josie Rourke, featuring Daniel Radcliffe, played at The Public Theater, New York this summer. Her additional theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s Theatre, nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival; Men Should Weep at the National Theatre; Twelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare; Crazyblackmuthafuckin’self, Loyal Women at the Royal Court; King John at the Royal Shakespeare Company; and The Long and the Short and the Tall and Kick for Touch at Sheffield Theatres. Rourke was previously Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, which was named Theatre of the Year under her leadership. At the Bush Theatre, her credits include the premiere of If There Is I Haven’t Found it Yet by Nick Payne.

Fisayo Akinade (Dauphin) returns to the Donmar after appearing in James Graham’s new play for theatre and television The Vote directed by Josie Rourke and broadcast live on More 4 on the night of the general election. Recent theatre work includes Pigs and Dogs and The Crossing Plays at the Royal Court and Dominic Dromgoole’s farewell production of The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Other theatre includes Barbarians (Young Vic), As You Like It (New Wolsey), Refugee Boy and Waiting for Godot (West Yorkshire Playhouse), and Neighbours (Hightide). Fisayo’s most recent television credits include BBC 1’s recent adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; other television includes Ordinary Lives, Cucumber, Banana, and Fresh Meat.

Gemma Arterton (Joan of Arc) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. She most recently starred in the title role in Nell Gwynn (Apollo) and as Rita O’Grady in Made in Dagenham (Adelphi) for which she won the Evening Standard ‘Best Newcomer in a Musical’ Award. Her other theatre credits include The Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick), The Master Builder (Almeida) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare’s Globe). Gemma’s previous film credits include The Voices, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick; the title role in Gemma Bovery; Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; Song for Marion; Byzantium; Runner, Runner; A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure; the title role in Tamara Drewe; Clash of the Titans; Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time; The Disappearance of Alice Creed; The Boat that Rocked; iconic Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace; Three and Out; and St Trinian’s, for which she was nominated for an Empire Award and won a National Movie Award. Television credits include Tess in the BBC adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbevilles and Liza in Capturing Mary.

Matt Bardock (Robert De Baudricourt and D’Estivet) returns to the Donmar following his performance in My Night with Reg (also Apollo), The Dark and Frame 312. Bardock is well known for playing paramedic Jeff Collier in Casualty, a role he played from 2007 until summer 2014. He recently appeared in the latest series of Doctor Who. Bardock also appeared in Josie Rourke’s production of Kick for Touch (Sheffield Crucible). Other theatre credits include Mojo and Peaches (both Royal Court) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (both Regent’s Park Open Air). Bardock has worked regularly in television including New Tricks, No Angels and Judge John Deed, and his film credits include Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing and Topsy-Turvy.

Niall Buggy (Archbishop) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. His recent stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Harold Pinter Theatre), Haunted (Manchester Royal Exchange, Broadway and Sydney), Translations (Sheffield Crucible on tour) and The Hanging Gardens at Abbey Theatre. Other theatre includes Brian Friel’s Uncle Vanya (The Gate), for which he received the Best Actor Irish Theatre Award; and Dead Funny (Hampstead Theatre) where he received an Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance. For television Niall has appeared in Malice Aforthought, Father Ted and Cruise of the Gods. Recent films include Mr Turner, The Duel, Mamma Mia! and Casanova.

Richard Cant (De Stogumber) previously appeared at the Donmar Warehouse in My Night with Reg (also Apollo). Cant’s theatre credits include War Horse (New London), Salome (Hampstead / Tour), Cymbeline (Barbican /World Tour) and Hamlet, Cymbeline and Much Ado About Nothing (all RSC). Television credits include Vexed, Above Suspicion: Red Dahlia, Bleak House and Doctors.

Hadley Fraser (Dunois) has previously appeared in the Donmar Warehouse productions of The Vote, City of Angels, Coriolanus and The Machine (Manchester International Festival, Park Avenue Armory, New York). His other theatre credits include Long Day’s Journey into Night (Bristol Old Vic); The Winter’s Tale (Garrick), Harlequinade (Garrick), The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Fantasticks (Duchess), Assassins (Sheffield Crucible), Pirate Queen (Hilton, NY); Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket); Longitude (Greenwich) and The Shaughraun (Abbey Dublin). Fraser has played Marius and, later, Javert in the West End production of Les Misérables and appeared in Tom Hooper’s acclaimed film adaptation. In 2012, Fraser played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera, which was broadcast around the world. Together with Ramin Karimloo, he writes, records and performs music as SHEYTOONS and recently released his first solo recording Just Let Go. Film and Television credits include Tarzan, Holby City, The Wrong Mans, Sons of Liberty and Doctor Who. Fraser is a patron of the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Simon Holland Roberts (La Tremouille/Page/Gentleman) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. Theatre includes Cyrano, All My Sons, Hamlet, Arms and the Man, Aristocrats, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Taming of the Shrew and Arden of Faversham (Theatr Clwyd), Of Mice and Men (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Assembly 13 (National Theatre Wales), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Othello, Sex Strike, Edward IV, Henry VI, The School for Scandal, The Comedy of Errors and Sweet William (Northern Broadsides), Sheepish (Manchester 24:7), The Tempest (Northern Broadsides, New Vic Stoke, UK and China tour), The Man with Two Gaffers (Northern Broadsides, Theatre Royal York and UK tour), Richard III (Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK tour), Sea of Silence (Quicksilver), Man is Man (Steam Industry). Television credits includes All at Sea, Da Vinci’s Demons, Stepping Up, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Shameless, Eric & Ernie, Accused, The Street.

Arthur Hughes (The Page/Ladvenu) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. Theatre credits include The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Graeae Theatre Company/National Theatre) and Tracy (White Bear Theatre).

Rory Keenan (Steward/Inquisitor) returns to the Donmar after appearing in Welcome Home, Captain Fox! earlier this year, Lyndsey Turner’s production of Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! in 2012 and Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar Trafalgar season. Most recently Rory starred alongside David Haig and Adam Rayner in Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Rory’s other recent theatre credits include Liola, The Kitchen and Damned by Despair (National), Lakeboat/ Prairie Du Chien (Arcola), The Big Fella (Lyric Hammersmith). Rory’s work in Ireland includes the title roles in Macbeth (Once Off Productions), and Don Carlos (Magic Theatre Co.), Festen and A Christmas Carol (Gate, Dublin), The School for Scandal, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and She Stoops to Folly (Abbey, Dublin) and Saved (Peacock, Dublin). Film includes Human Remains, Grimsby and Ella Enchanted. TV includes Lucky Man, War and Peace, Peaky Blinders and Birdsong.
Elliot Levey (Cauchon) returns to the Donmar Warehouse following his appearance in Coriolanus as Brutus. His other theatre credits include The Mighty Walzer (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndam’s) and multiple productions at the National Theatre including Danton’s Death, The Art of Habit, All’s Well That Ends Well, England People Very Nice, His Dark Materials and Henry IV Parts I & II. Levey is well known for his role of Francesco Pazzi in Da Vinci’s Demons, and has also appeared on television in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ripper Street, Jamaica Inn, Silent Witness and New Tricks. His film credits include Fallen, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Lady in the Van, Philomena and The Queen.

Syrus Lowe (Bluebeard/Courcelles) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. Theatre credits include Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Sky’s the Limit (Old Vic), Overspill (Soho), Painting a Wall (Finborough), La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse), Earthquakes in London (National Theatre), The Charming Man (Theatre503), Macbeth (Liverpool Everyman), Fragile – Theatre Uncut (Southwark Playhouse), Walking the Tightrope (Underbelly Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn), The President and the Pakistani (Waterloo East), The Middleman – Sixty-Six Books (Bush) and Testing the Echo (Tricycle). Television includes The Bill; Doctors; Sherlock; Ashes to Ashes; Talking to the Dead; DCI Banks; Critical; Go Jetters; The Five; The Living and the Dead and Holby City.

Guy Rhys (La Hire/Executioner) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. Most recent theatre appearances include Pomona originating at the Orange Tree Theatre, and subsequent National Theatre/Manchester Royal Exchange revival. Other theatre credits include Jason and the Argonauts (Unicorn), Bird (Sherman Cymru/Manchester Royal Exchange), Wendy & Peter (RSC), Rafta Rafta (Bolton Octagon) and Mother Courage and Her Children (National Theatre).

Jo Stone-Fewings (Warwick) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Saint Joan. Theatre includes King John (Shakespeare’s Globe), Richard III (Trafalgar Studios), The Big Meal (Theatre Royal Bath), The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The City Madam and Twelfth Night (RSC), Heartbreak House and The Way of the World (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic), The 39 Steps (Criterion), The Country Wife (Haymarket), Crazyblackmotherf**kin’self (Royal Court), War and Peace (National Theatre) and The Misanthrope (Young Vic). Television credits include Doctors, Misfits, New Tricks, Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders


Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Matinees Thu & Sat: 2.30pm


The first £10 Front Row tickets for Saint Joan will go on sale at 10am on Monday 29 November.


Stalls £40, £30, £10*
Circle £30, £20, £10*

Stalls £37.50, £27.50, £10*
Circle £27.50, £17.50, £10*

Saint Joan                                           
Friday 9 – Tuesday 13 December

*£10 tickets are made available every Monday two weeks before the performance as part of the Donmar’s £10 Front Row scheme.  For more information please visit Excludes certain performances.


For over 60s, £40 tickets reduced to £32.50 and £30 tickets reduced to £25 (matinees only)

£20 for disabled customers.  Must be booked in advance and proof of eligibility must be shown on collection.


Rafe Spall joins the cast of “Hedda Gabler” alongside Kyle Soller and with Ruth Wilson in the title role

Hedda Gabler

Rafe Spall joins the cast of “Hedda Gabler” alongside Kyle Soller and with Ruth Wilson in the title role.

Tickets go on public sale today for the National Theatre’s September – February season.

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 in the Lyttelton Theatre.  Press night is 12 December.  The production will continue in repertoire with additional performances to be announced.

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler © Lea Nielson

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

In this vital new version by Patrick Marber (Three Days in the CountryThe Red Lion), Ruth Wilson (LutherThe 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 with encore performances from 23 March.

Hedda Gabler is supported by the Williams Charitable Trust.

The National Theatre Live line up – No Man’s Land, Saint Joan and Hedda Gabler

No Man's Land

Following a celebrated run on Broadway and a UK tour, No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be broadcast from Wyndham’s Theatre on 15 December.  Produced by Playful Productions.

Josie Rourke’s production of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, with Gemma Arterton, will be broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse on 16 February.

Ivo van Hove’s production of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Patrick Marber, and with Ruth Wilson in the title role, will be broadcast from the NT on 9 March.

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