June 29, 2017

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Hedda Gabler -Sensational Performances

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free.

Tony Award-winning director, Ivo Van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live with a modern production of Henrik Ibsen’s classical drama masterpiece Hedda Gabler, being screened in an encore at Palace Cineplex on Sunday July 2, 2017 at 11:30 am.

Captured LIVE from the stage of the National Theatre, Ruth Wilson (“Luther,” “The Affair”) plays the title role in Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove’s modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Rafe Spall (Black Mirror, The Big Short) plays the role of Brack.

Kyle Soller as Tesman and Ruth Wilson as the trapped and stifiled Hedda Gabler in Hedda Gabler.

Henrik Ibsen, who is considered by many as the father of modern prose drama, wrote Hedda Gabler in 1890 shortly before he returned to Oslo, Norway.

Belgian, Ivo Van Hove, one of today’s most exciting directors, discovered his passion for theatre while studying at boarding school. Van Hove started his career as a theatre director in 1981 with his production (Germs and Rumours), a play he wrote and directed. Since 1984, he has been one of the artistic leaders of the Dramatic Arts Department of the University College Antwerp and in 2001, Van Hove became director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ largest repertory company and is well known Off-Broadway avant-garde experimental theatre productions.He was made a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, in France in 2004. In 2015, he won a Best Director Laurence Olivier Award for A View From the Bridge at the Young Vic and Wyndham’s Theatre in London and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Director. He also won the Amsterdam Award for the Arts in 2015

Chukwudi Iwuji and Ruth Wilson in rehearsal for Hedda Gabler.

Van Hove in his past New York production of Hedda Gabler has won an Obie Award for Best Production of an off-Broadway production.In a recent interview, he justified reproducing Hedda Gabler once more by stating that he sometimes like to revisit his works and that the play will have a London flavour this time. Patrick Marber’s adaptation of Hedda Gabler has also aided Van Hove in bringing to light new meanings of the production this time around.

“You know the house very well but there are all these corners to discover,” Van Hove explained in an interview with the Guardian.

British Independent Film Award winner and Oscar nominee, Patrick Marber is also no stranger to the National Theatre’s stage as he is a long-time playwright of the National Theatre. His first play Dealer’s Choice, which he wrote and directed, was staged at the National Theatre in 1993. Marber’s adaption of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler according to the Guardian is ‘an invigorating production which forces us to see Ibsen’s masterpiece with fresh eyes’. Marber is also an Oxford University Graduate and comedian known for his role on BBC 4’s satirical current affairs show On the Hour.

The titular role in Hedda Gabler is played by Golden Globe Award winner, Ruth Wilson who Time Out describes as “magnificent and upsetting as a nihilistic Hedda”. The English actress is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout, Jane Eyre, and has starred as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther since 2010. Wilson also began starring as Alison Bailey on The Affair, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in January of 2015. Her film credits include: Anna Karenina (2012), The Lone Ranger (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Suite Française (2015), Locke, and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016). The incandescent Ruth Wilson in Hedda Gabler is supported by cast: Kyle Soller, Kate Duchene, Eva Magyar, Rafe Spall, Chukwudi Iwuji and Sinead Matthews.

The National Theatre’s production of Hedda Gabler, recorded live and made available to cinemas around the world, can be seen at Palace Cineplex this Sunday. NT Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre live from the stage to cinemas around the world. Each performance is captured and broadcast live (or ‘as live’, depending on location) via satellite to over 2000 venues in more than 40 countries. The success of NT Live has created more interest in going to the theatre.

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(Editor’s note: Sources: NT Live /Wikipedia)