Lizzy Watts

The National Theatre has announced that its production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler will embark on a UK tour this October, and will star Lizzy Watts in the title role.

The tour has been announced to start on 2nd October and will run until March 2018. The show will start by visiting Theatre Royal in Plymouth before journeying across the UK to theatres in Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Norwich, Hull, Aberdeen, and Northampton, plus others.

The role of Hedda with be played by Lizzy Watts whose 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

Her TV credits include The Durrells and Midsomer Murders. She also plays Ivy Layton in BBC Radio 4’s Home Front.

Further casting will be announced soon.

Hedda Gabler synopsis

Hedda Gabler follows the story of protagonist Hedda who is recently married and already bored with her situation. 

Audiences will watch as she makes decisions in order to free herself from the confines of her own life.  

Selected tour dates

The UK tour will visit a number of venues including:

Theatre Royal Plymouth: 2nd – 7th October 2017                                     

Curve, Leicester: 23 – 28 Oct 2017                                               

Norwich Theatre Royal: 7 – 11 Nov 2017                                                

His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen: 21 – 25 Nov 2017       

Glasgow Theatre Royal: 15- 20 Jan 2018

New Victoria, Woking: 29 Jan – 3 Feb 2018

Newcastle Theatre Royal: 13 – 17 Feb 2018   

Milton Keynes Theatre: 27 Feb – 3 Mar 2018              

More information about the show

The show is a new version of Henrik Ibsen’s work, by playwright Patrick Marber and is directed by Ivo van Hove. Hove made his National Theatre debut with Hedda Gabler which first opened in 2016.

Playwright 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.”

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