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Princess Diana commemorated in Royal Vauxhall’s 20th Anniversary UK Tour

Royal Vauxhall, UK Tour. Photo by Phil Harris
Royal Vauxhall, UK Tour. Photo by Phil Harris

Royal Vauxhall, UK Tour. Photo by Phil Harris

In 1988, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett reportedly helped Princess Diana escape the pressures of palace life by dressing her in drag and smuggling her into London’s notorious gay pub: the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Twenty years after her untimely demise and based on real accounts, Royal Vauxhall commemorates Diana’s death by reliving the night of her life.

As the princess, the clown and the rock king sing, drink and dance together, their wild night unfolds as the weight of responsibility and the spectre of AIDS looms over them.

Now the stuff of urban legend, details of the trio’s night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern first came to the fore in the 1998 autobiography of Cleo Rocos: the longtime collaborator of Kenny Everett. Royal Vauxhall irreverently opens up this infamous evening as three high-profile friends explore their sexuality, their mortality and the claustrophobia of Royal family life.

Royal Vauxhall was developed and first aired at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the celebrated gay pub where this notorious event purportedly took place, and one of the few iconic gay cabaret venues still standing. The show was written partly in response to the widespread closing of iconic gay and gay friendly pubs and clubs in London and around the country. It explores the need for safety and sanctuary for minority communities, as well as for famous people who need a place to hide.

Royal Vauxhall stars international musical comedy sensation Carrie Marx as Princess Diana (The Segue Sisters, Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen), cabaret favourite Joe Morrow as Kenny Everett (Café de Paris, Bungabunga) and the Edinburgh Spotlight Best Cabaret Award-winning performer and MC Desmond O’Connor (BBC Radio One’s Fun and Filth Scott Mills: The Musical).

www.royalvauxhall.co.uk

 

LIFT announces Lola Arias’ Minefield to return to Royal Court Theatre ahead of UK Tour

A scene from Minefield by Lola Arias @ Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre, Downstairs. Developed by The Royal Court and LIFT.
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In a collaboratively created work with both British and Argentinian veterans, Lola Arias will bring the unanimously acclaimedMINEFIELD back to the UK to a series of venues across the country. With the full original cast, the production will return to the Royal Court Theatre for just 10 performances at the end of the year ahead of a UK tour in 2017/18 that will take it to major cities and military towns across the country.

Widely regarded as a theatrical highlight of 2016, MINEFIELD in a multi-media performance from Argentinian artist Lola Arias that uses archive footage, live feeds, music and projection to present the deeply personal and enduring stories of aftermath of conflict. In her singular style, Lola has worked with veterans Lou Armour, David Jackson, Gabriel Sagastume, Ruben Otero, Sukrim Rai and Marcelo Vallejo to create a production which tells their stories.

Gabriel Sagastume was a soldier who never wanted to shoot a gun, now he is a criminal lawyer. David Jackson spent the war listening and transcribing radio codes, now he listens to other veterans in his role as a counsellor. Marcelo Vallejo was a mortar direction controller, now he is a triathlon champion. Sukrim Rai was a Gurkha and expert with his knife, now he works as a security guard. Ruben Otero survived the sinking of the ARA General Belgrano, now he’s in a Beatles tribute band. Lou Armour was on the front page of every newspaper when the Argentinians took him prisoner on the 2nd April, now he is a teacher for children with learning difficulties.

Lou Armour said ‘What’s driven me to take part in this project is just how beautiful it is. War is awful, it damages not just those on the battlefield but family, friends and wider society. But out of something terrible and ugly has come something very beautiful – a play where humanity and redemption shines through.’

Lola Arias said, ‘War isn’t what interests me, it’s what comes after the war that interests me. What matters to me is what happens to a person who went through that experience. What matters to me is what memory has done, what it has erased, what it has transformed.’

In 2014, LIFT commissioned Lola to produce Veterans, a project commemorating the centenary of World War One. The resulting work was a video series of Argentinian veterans recollecting their involvement in war. This project evolved into the 2016 co-commissioned production of MINEFIELD which premiered at Brighton Festival before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre as part of LIFT ’16.

MINEFIELD was originally commissioned and co-produced by LIFT, Royal Court Theatre, Brighton Festival Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Theaterformen, Le Quai Angers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Maison des Arts de Créteil and Humain Trop Humain / CDN de Montpellier.

The 2017/2018 UK tour of MINEFIELD is part of LIFT’s ongoing commitment to taking pioneering, international work across the UK and follows the recent sell-out tour of DEPART, a site specific contemporary circus performance led by Circa that travelled to parks and cemeteries in Hull, Brighton and Blackpool earlier this year. LIFT is currently working with a new network of producing theatres and UK Festivals to collaborate on international commissions and tours to encourage a greater supply and demand of international work across the UK.

James Graham’s smash-hit political drama ‘This House’ will tour the UK in 2018

THIS HOUSE by Graham, , Writer - James Graham, Director - Jeremy Herrin, Designer - Rae Smith, Lighting - Paule Constable, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

THIS HOUSE by Graham, , Writer – James Graham, Director – Jeremy Herrin, Designer – Rae Smith, Lighting – Paule Constable, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

James Graham’s critically acclaimed and prescient political drama THIS HOUSE which played to sold-out houses at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End will begin its first ever national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 22 February – 10 March 2018 (press night tbc) before visiting Cambridge Arts Theatre (12 – 17 March), Theatre Royal Bath (19 – 24 March), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (27 – 31 March), Nottingham Theatre Royal (10 – 14 April), Birmingham Repertory Theatre (16 – 21 April), The Lowry, Salford (24 – 28 April), Theatre Royal Plymouth (1 – 5 May), NorwichTheatre Royal (7 – 12 May), Malvern Theatres (14 – 19 May), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (21 – 26 May) and Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (29 May – 2 June).  The tour is supported by the Arts Council of England Grants for the Arts.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production is designed by Rae Smith with lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Stephen Warbeck, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Ian Dickinson.  Cast to be announced.

1974.  The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament.  In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote.  It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes; the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

James Graham won the Pearson Playwriting Bursary in 2006 and went on to win the Catherine Johnson Award for Best Play of 2007 for Eden’s Empire.  His recent plays include Ink (Almeida), Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Finding Neverland (American Repertory Theater), The Angry Brigade (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and The Bush) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse).  He has two new plays opening this year Quiz (Chichester) and Labour of Love (West End).

Jeremy Herrin is Artistic Director of Headlong, for which he has directed Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic/Theatr Clwyd/Rose Theatre Kingston), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (UK Tour), The Absence of War (UK Tour) and The Nether (at the Royal Court and in the West End).  For the National Theatre his directing credits include Common (A co-production with Headlong), The Plough and the Stars(co-directed with Howard Davies), People, Places & Things (A co-production with Headlong which transferred to the West End, begins a major UK tour in September and opens at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York in October), This House (Olivier nomination for Best Director), which transferred to Chichester Festival Theatre and the West End in a co-production with Headlong, and Statement of Regret.  For the RSC he directed the world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which transferred to the West End in May 2014 and Broadway in March 2015 and for which he won the Evening Standard Award for Best Director and was nominated for an Olivier and Tony Award.

Jeremy will direct James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, a Headlong and Michael Grandage Company co-production, opening in the West End in September.

THIS HOUSE is produced on tour by Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong.

Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams to star in Uk Tour of Flashdance – The Musical

Flashdance
Flashdance

Flashdance

Flashdance – The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will come to Mayflower Theatre from 6-9 September 2017.

Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton is no stranger to being at the top, as she is also a World & European Champion ballroom dancer, and is one of very few pro dancers to have won both the main Strictly glitter ball with Ore Oduba last year and the Christmas Special in 2015 with Harry Judd.

Joanne made her musical theatre debut in the role of Streetwalker in the UK premiere of the Irving Berlin musical Face The Music, for which she was nominated for an Off West End Award.  She followed this up with a turn as Marilyn Monroe in the Norma Jeane Musical and then tread the boards as Millie Dillmount in the No. 1 UK Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she garnered rave reviews.

She is now excited to take on her latest starring role as Alex Owens in the UK Tour of Flashdance. Joanne says,

“This is just another dream come true! I think everyone in the world whether dancer or non-dancer, as soon as they hear ‘What a Feeling’, remember that iconic scene at the end of the film and I’m so incredibly lucky that I get to do that every night in a UK TOUR along with fabulous numbers like “She’s a Maniac.” I’m over the moon! It’s another amazing opportunity in my musical theatre career and I can once again sing and act alongside dancing! I just hope the water’s not too cold when it falls on me!’

Ben Adams who will join Joanne on stage as Nick Hurley has been singing and performing since the age of 8. His career started as head chorister at St. Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey, singing at royal weddings, touring all over Europe, recording 2 classical albums and frequently singing for the likes of the queen and the pope. At 16, he became the lead singer of the band a1, who racked up 10 million record sales, 2 UK number ones, 5 studio albums and toured throughout the world, winning a Brit award among many others.

When the band split, Ben took to the studio and is now a successful song writer and producer, working with the likes of Robin Thicke, Craig David, JLS, Ward Thomas, Sam Bailey, Boyzone and Alexandra Burke to name but a few. He also reached the final of Celebrity Big Brother, the Norwegian version of Strictly Come Dancing, and Master Chef in Denmark. As well as writing for other artists, he went straight to number 1 in the itunes charts with his classical album titled One Beautiful Mourning. His first solo album 1981 will be launched early 2018.

In 2010, a1 reformed and having successfully completed stadium tours in Asia and 68 sold out arena concerts across Europe, they starred in The Big Reunion on ITV2 and played arenas across the country.  They continue to tour throughout the world.

Ben has also written a brand-new musical called ‘EUGENIUS!’ Which after a sold-out London Palladium performance, is set to hit the West End stage next year.

Ben says of taking to the stage in Flashdance:

“It’s amazing to be part of such an iconic story, and as an 80’s child I was brought up on this music so I couldn’t be happier playing Nick in the theatre production of Flashdance. Whilst I continue with my own music career and touring with a1, Musical Theatre has always been a real passion of mine, so to be asked to play this role, and to be working with such an amazing cast and crew is a real honour. I look forward to seeing you all out on the road in the coming months”

Additional cast includes: Colin, Kiyani, Rikki Chamberlain, Garry Lee Netley, Carol Ball, Sia Dauda, Hillie Ann Lowe, Simeon Beckett, Rhodri Watkins, Demmileigh Foster, Emily Kenwright, Ameila Rose Fielding, Alex Christian, Matt Concannon

Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the award-winning title track Flashdance – What a Feeling.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all odds. Flashdance proved a hit with audiences, and remained in the Top 10 Box Office in the States for 15 weeks after release. The original score also proved hugely popular, with the soundtrack album selling 700,000 copies within two weeks of release. The platinum selling hit title track Flashdance – What A Feeling won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1983, with the soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.

Presented by Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors  and Runaway Entertainment producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance – The Musical is not to be missed!

Tickets for Flashdance – The Musical (6-9 September 2017) are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk. Ovation Restaurant bookings: 02380 711833

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Advance Box Office Tops £10M as Full Cast announced for UK Tour of The Band

Will Young and Louise Redknapp lead the cast in Rufus Norris’ production of CABARET – UK tour this autumn

Will Young Photo by Cameron NcNee
Will Young Photo by Cameron NcNee

Will Young Photo by Cameron NcNee

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris’ multi-award winning production of CABARET.

Cabaret will embark on a UK tour this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21st September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley and Brighton.

Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2001, WILL YOUNG has been one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists. He holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history, and has enjoyed a phenomenal career in music with four No1 albums, as well as acting alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents. Will made his West End debut in Cabaret and will be reprising his award winning performance.

Louise Redknapp

Louise Redknapp

LOUISE REDKNAPP rose to fame as a member of the girl group Eternal. She left the band to carve out a successful solo career achieving an impressive twelve Top 20 singles, including the hits Nakedand Stuck in the Middle and selling over 5 million records with 5 albums. Since then she has rarely left our television screens and most recently wowed the nation with her dancing skills finishing ‘runner up’ in the 2016 series of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

CABARET features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including ‘Money Makes The World Go Round’, ‘Two Ladies’ ‘Maybe This Time’ and of course ‘Cabaret’. The production turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence, and at its dark heart is the legendary and notorious Emcee, who performs nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner Joel Grey, CABARET has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscar’s, 7 BAFTA’s and 13 Tony’s. Norris’ production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs and has picked up 2 Olivier Awards.

Rufus Norris is Director of the National Theatre and a multi-award winning theatre and opera director. For the National Theatre, he has directed The Threepenny Opera, wonder.land, Everyman, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Amen Corner, Table, London Road (Critics Circle Award), Death and the King’s Horseman, Market Boy. Other theatre includes Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Les Liasons Dangerouses (Broadway – five Tony Award nominations), Festen (West End and Broadway) The Country Girl (Apollo) and Afore Night Came at the Young Vic (Evening Standard Award). Film credits include London Road and Broken.

Choreography is by the Olivier Award-winning Javier De Frutos. In 1990, he formed The Javier De Frutos Dance Company. His work includes The Hypochondriac Bird and Affliction of Loneliness.Recently he joined forces with Sadler’s Wells and The Pet Shop Boys to create a brand new dance work based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Most Incredible Thing.

Cabaret will play at the New Theatre Wimbledon, Blackpool Opera House, Cardiff New Theatre, Leeds Grand Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, The Lowry in Salford, Edinburgh Playhouse, Churchill Theatre Bromley and Brighton Theatre Royal.

CABARET – TOUR DATES 2017

 Thursday 21 – 30 September                                                Box Office: 0844 871 7646

New Wimbledon Theatre                                                      Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/Wimbledon

 Tuesday 3 – 7 October                                                            Box Office: 0844 856 1111

Blackpool Opera House                                                          Website: wgbpl.co.uk                                     

 Tuesday 17 – 21 October                                                       Box Office: 029 2087 8889

Cardiff New Theatre                                                              Website: newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Tuesday 24 – 28 October                                                       Box Office:  0844 848 2700

Leeds Grand Theatre                                                             Website: leedsgrandtheatre.com

Tuesday 31 October – 4 November                                      Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Milton Keynes Theatre                                                          Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes  

Tuesday 7 – 11 November                                                     Box Office: 0843 208 6000

Salford, The Lowry                                                                 Website: thelowry.com  

Tuesday 14 – 18 November                                                   Box Office:  0844 871 3014

Edinburgh Playhouse                                                             Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/Edinburgh

Tuesday 21 – 25 November                                                   Box Office: 020 3285 6000

Churchill Theatre Bromley                                                    Website: churchilltheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 5 – 9 December                                                       Box Office:  0844 871 7650

Brighton Theatre Royal                                                         Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

 

Purple Rain, a spectacular new theatrical event celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest pop artists, Prince, touring the UK in 2018

Purple Rain
Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Purple Rain is a spectacular new theatrical event celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest pop artists, Prince. Directed by Gary Lloyd, director of hit production Thriller Live, Purple Rain will feature stunning choreography and will be an exhilarating journey through Prince’s entire career.  Presented by West End producers, Adam Spiegel and Mark Goucher, with Claire-Bridget Kenwright, Purple Rain will tour the UK from February 2018.

Prince revolutionised the music world with his inimitable funk and soul driven style. He exploded the boundaries of music and created some of the most iconic songs of the 20th century including Raspberry Beret, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, Alphabet Street, U Got The Look and many more!

A 26-strong group of supremely talented musicians, singers and dancers will bring Prince’s music to life for an unforgettable evening that showcases his songwriting genius and pays homage to his imagination and showmanship. Purple Rain is a fitting, fresh and vibrant night of pure celebration.

Director Gary Lloyd said ‘Prince’s music and constant reinvention is legendary, so to get the opportunity to bring that and all his colourful characters to the theatrical stage is a dream. There is also a real appetite for live music shows that showcase the musicians as part of the performance. Prince was all about this. Prince was a consummate, theatrical artist, but in our show his music is the star. There will be so much for audiences to enjoy whether they’re fans of musical theatre, Prince, or both. Purple Rain is a fast-paced, music lover’s night out that will tease, surprise and excite audiences in the same way he did.’

Multi award-winning director and choreographer Gary Lloyd has earned critical acclaim for his many and varied productions including Thriller Live, Carrie – The Musical, 20th Century Boy – The Story of Marc Bolan, The Genius of Ray Charles, Flashmoband many more.

Casting, including star guests, and further tour dates will be announced in due course.

UK TOUR LISTINGS

1 – 10 February 2018
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
High St, Bromley BR1 1HA
Box Office: 020 3285 6000
https://churchilltheatre.co.uk
*Will go on sale on 5 June 2017 – check website for details

12 – 17 February 2018
Manchester Opera House
3 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP
Box Office: 0844 871 3018
www.atgtickets.com/manchester
*Will go on sale on 9 June 2017 – check website for details

19 – 24 February 2018
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
Box Office: 01752 267222
www.theatreroyal.com
ON SALE SOON – check website for details

26 February – 3 March 2018
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
7 – 10 Regent St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ
Box office: 01242 572573
www.everymantheatre.org.uk
*Will go on sale on w/c 3 July 2017 – check website for details

27 – 31 March
Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Box Office: 0844 338 5000
www.birminghamhippodrome.com
ON SALE SOON

16 – 21 April 2018
Winter Gardens Blackpool
97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HL
Box office: 0844 856 1111
www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
*Will go on sale on 8 June 2017 – check website for details

23 – 28 April 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse
18-22 Greenside Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
Box office: 0844 871 3014
http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse/
*Will go on sale on 14 June 2017 – check website for details

7 – 12 May 2018
New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG
Box office: 0844 871 7646
http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre/
ON SALE SOON

14 – 19 May 2018
Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru \ Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL
Box office: 029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk
*Will go on sale on 7 August 2017 – check website for details

21 – 26 May 2018
Grand Opera House, Belfast
2-4 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7HR
www.goh.co.uk
ON SALE SOON

11 – 16 June 2018
Hull New Theatre
Kingston Square, Hull HU1 3HF
Box office: 01482 300 306
www.hulltheatres.co.uk
*Will go on sale on 9 June 2017 – check website for details

16 – 21 July 2018
Regent Theatre Ipswich
3 St. Helen’s St, Ipswich IP4 1HE
Box office: 01473 433100
www.ipswichregent.com
ON SALE SOON – check website for details

FURTHER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

MORE INFO HERE: purplerainonstage.com

Lizzy Watts plays ‘Hedda Gabler’ in the National Theatre tour

Hedda Gabler Portrait with title_Photography (Lizzy Watts) by Hugo Glendinning
Hedda Gabler Portrait with title_Photography (Lizzy Watts) by Hugo Glendinning

Hedda Gabler Portrait with title Photography (Lizzy Watts) by Hugo Glendinning

The National Theatre has today announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, begins a UK tour on 2 October.  Beginning at Theatre Royal Plymouth, the tour will journey across the UK to Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Norwich, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Woking, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York and Milton Keynes.

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

This vital new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) 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 is currently playing at The Barbican, London.  Van Hove’s next production for the NT will be the world premiere of Network based on the Oscar-winning film and featuring the UK stage debut of Bryan Cranston.

Lizzy Watts’ theatre credits include Strife at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Angry Brigade and Artefacts at The Bush, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe, Blink for Nabokov and Wasted for Paines Plough.  TV includes The Durrells and Midsomer Murders and plays Ivy Layton in BBC Radio 4’s Home Front.

Set and lighting design for Hedda Gabler is by Jan Versweyveld, with costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons.  The Associate Directors are Jeff James and Rachel Lincoln..

Patrick Marber said:  ‘It has been a huge honour to work with the great Ivo van Hove on this version of Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. I am thrilled that this tour will enable more people to see his incredible production.’

Further casting will be announced soon.

Hedda Gabler Tour

 

Theatre Royal Plymouth                                           2 – 7 Oct 2017                          

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh                                    17 – 21 Oct 2017

Curve, Leicester                                                        23 – 28 Oct 2017                      

The Lowry Salford                                                     31 Oct – 4 Nov 2017

Norwich Theatre Royal                                             7 – 11 Nov 2017                               

Hull New Theatre                                                       13 – 18 Nov 2017                      

His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen                               21 – 25 Nov 2017

Northampton Royal & Derngate                               28 Nov – 2 Dec 2017                                       .

Glasgow Theatre Royal                                             15- 20 Jan 2018

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton                               23 – 27 Jan 2018                          

New Victoria, Woking                                               29 Jan – 3 Feb 2018

Nottingham Theatre Royal                                        5 – 10 Feb 2018

Newcastle Theatre Royal                                          13 – 17 Feb 2018

Grand Opera House, York                                         20 – 24 Feb 2018                          

Milton Keynes Theatre                                              27 Feb – 3 Mar 2018

 

Please check with individual theatres for box office information.