The Master Builder at the Old Vic cast announced


The Old Vic Theatre have announced further casting for their upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, adapted by David Hare, which will run at the their south London venue from 23 January to 19 March 2016, with an official opening on 29 January 2016.

Joining the previously announced Ralph Fiennes in the leading role will be Linda Emond (Aline Solness), James Laurenson (Knut Brovnik), Charlie Cameron (Kaja Fosli), James Dreyfus (Dr Herdal), Sarah Snook (Hilde Wangel).

Directed by Matthew Warchus, the play follows Halvard Solness, a master architect, who has spent his lifetime building the tallest spires in the land. But when Hilde, a radiant country girl, descends unexpectedly into his world, age is confronted by youth, and a series of revelations builds to a vertiginous climax.

David Hare is a multi-award-winning writer and author of 32 plays for the stage including 'Skylight', 'The Absence Of War', 'Amy’s View', 'Pravda' and 'Stuff Happens'.

The production will feature designs by Rob Howell, sound design by Simon Baker and lighting design by Hugh Vanstone.

Ralph Fiennes' recent theatre credits include Shaw’s 'Man and Superman' at the National Theatre and Trevor Nunn’s production of 'The Tempest' at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. On screen, he has recently featured in the new Bond film 'Spectre' as well as 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and the 'Harry Potter' franchise.

Linda Emond is an American actress whose work on Broadway has included the recent revival of 'Cabaret' at Studio 54 for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She was also nominated for Tony Awards for her performances in 'Death of a Salesman' and 'Life x3'.

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