Rosmersholm
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'Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.'

Ian Rickson directs Tom Burke, Hayley Atwell and Giles Terera in the West End premiere of Duncan Macmillan's startling new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's gripping and piercingly relevant work of personal and political passion Rosmersholm.

An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm stands Rosmer's home, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer - a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.

'Ibsen's masterpiece' (Michael Billington, 2008) is a twisting thriller and stars two electrifying actors in the leading roles. Tom Burke (Strike, The Musketeers) is the soulful Rosmer haunted by history and tradition. Hayley Atwell (Howards End, Captain America) is Rebecca West, one of Ibsen's greatest heroines. Enigmatic and unpredictable, free-spirited Rebecca brings the winds of change to Rosmersholm with the force of a hurricane. Giles Terera (Hamilton, West End) is Andreas Kroll, a powerful moral voice, who struggles to reconcile his friendship to Rosmer amidst the changing political tides.

Cast also includes Lucy Briers (Wolf Hall, West End/Broadway and The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre), Jake Fairbrother (Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse and The Maids, HOME Manchester) and Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, West End and Hamlet, Almeida/West End).

Rosmersholm is the tenth collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson (including The Birthday Party, Mojo, Old Times, Betrayal, Jerusalem) and marks a second time working with award-winning writer and director Duncan Macmillan, who previously collaborated with Sonia Friedman Productions on the West End and Broadway run of 1984, which he co-adapted/co-directed with Robert Icke. His other plays include People Places and Things which enjoyed huge success in London and New York.


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FURTHER CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ROSMERSHOLM (6 MARCH 2019)

Today producer Sonia Friedman Productions announced further casting for Henrik Ibsen's Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984) and directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Birthday Party).

Giles Terera, who won an Olivier Award for his acclaimed performance in Hamilton (West End), Lucy Briers (Wolf Hall, West End/Broadway and The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre), Jake Fairbrother (Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse and The Maids, HOME Manchester) and Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, West End and Hamlet, Almeida/ West End) will perform alongside the previously announced Tom Burke (Strike, BBC) and Hayley Atwell (Howard's End, BBC).

Set and costumes will be by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke and casting by Amy Ball CDG.

"Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world."
An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer - a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.

Rosmersholm will play at the Duke of York's Theatre from April 24th, with an opening night of May 2nd. The run will end on July 20th.



TOM BURKE & HAYLEY ATWELL STAR IN ROSMERSHOLM (7 FEBRUARY 2019)

Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell will star as John Rosmer and Rebecca West in Ian Rickson's new production of Rosmersholm, Ibsen's classic study of a country in political flux, in a new adaptation by Duncan Macmillan. Further casting will be announced soon.

Rosmersholm will play at the Duke of York's Theatre from 24 April 2019, with an opening night of 2 May. The run will end on 20 July. The production will also feature set and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke and casting by Amy Ball CDG.

Rosmersholm is the tenth collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson following celebrated West End productions of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, Old Times and Betrayal, and Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem (West End and Broadway), The River (Broadway) and Mojo (West End). He also worked with SFP on productions of The Children's Hour (West End), Electra at the Old Vic and The Seagull on Broadway.

Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning writer and director who previously collaborated with Sonia Friedman Productions on the West End and Broadway run of 1984, which he co-adapted/co-directed with Robert Icke. His other plays include People Places and Things which enjoyed huge success in London and New York, Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing, 2071 (co-written with Chris Rapley), The Forbidden Zone and most recently City of Glass adapted from Paul Auster's novel.

The role of John Rosmer will be played by Tom Burke who was recently seen on the London stage in The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre and Reasons to Be Happy at Hampstead Theatre. He is best known for playing the lead role in Strike, the BBC television adaptation of the Cormoran Strike novels by JK Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Other notable television roles include Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers and Dolokhov in the BBC literary-adaptation miniseries War and Peace. His latest film, The Souvenir, premiered at this year's Sundance Festival.

Hayley Atwell will play the role of Rebecca West. A prolific actress across stage, TV and film, her most recent theatre work includes Measure for Measure at the Donmar, Dry Powder at Hampstead Theatre and The Pride at Trafalgar Studios. She won great acclaim for her performances in the BBC adaptations of Howards End and The Long Song last year. Widely known as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subsequent TV series Agent Carter, she also starred in The Duchess, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella and most recently Christopher Robin. Her latest film Blinded by the Light, directed by Gurinder Chadha and based on the book by Sarfraz Manzoor, premiered at Sundance 2019.





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Type of production: Play

Opened: 24 April 2019

Booking until: 20 July 2019

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £165.00

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