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Acclaimed National Theatre production of Hedda Gabler comes to Royal & Derngate

Following a sold-out run in London earlier this year, the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler takes to the Derngate stage from Tuesday 28 November to Saturday 2 December.

Hailed as the female Hamlet, Hedda Gabler is considered one of the great roles for actresses. The story centres around a woman caught between an unbreakable vow and an unbearable future.

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.

This vital new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) 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 played to sold out houses in London and on Broadway and Jude Law recently starred his production of Obsession at The Barbican, London.

Lizzy Watts plays the title role of the free-spirited Hedda Gabler, one of the greatest dramatic roles in theatre. Her theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Patrick Marber commented: “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.”

Hedda Gabler can be seen at Royal & Derngate from Tuesday 28 November to Saturday 2 December at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are priced from £15 to £33* and can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or by visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

* A charge of £3 applies for all transactions over £15. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

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