The National Theatre Season Updates - Ruth Wilson in Hedda Gabler

Updates announced for the National Theatre's Season

Hedda Gabler

The National Theatre have today announced further details about their 2016/2017 season, including casting for a number of key productions.

Ruth Wilson will take on the title role of Hedda Gabler in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove which runs from 5 December, with an official opening on 12 December 2016.

"Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…" Directed by Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors in his National Theatre debut, this new version by Patrick Marber will also feature Chukwudi Iwuji, Kate Duchêne, Éva Magyar, Sinead Matthews and Kyle Soller. The production will have set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons.

Love, a new work by Alexander Zeldin written through a devising process with an ensemble of actors will run at the Dorfman Theatre from 6 December to 10 January 2017, with an official opening on 13 December 2016.

"In the run up to Christmas, three families are placed into cramped temporary accommodation. A middle-aged man and his elderly mum, a young family with a baby on the way, a newly arrived woman from Sunday. Strangers. Forced together. No space is personal."

The production will be designed by Natasha Jenkins with lighting design by Marc Williams and sound design is by Josh Anio Grigg. The cast includes Emily Beacock, Darcey Brown, Anna Calder-Marshall, Luke Clarke, Grace Doherty, Janet Etuk, Nick Holder, Vitaly Outkine, Yonatan Pele’Roodner and Bobby Stallwood.

The Red Barn, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon, and directed by Robert Icke, will now run until 17 January 2017. The full cast will include Elizabeth Debicki, Hope Davis, Michael Elwyn, Stuart Milligan, Anna Skellern, Mark Strong, Nigel Whitmey, Oliver Alvin-Wilson and Jade Yourell.

Their revival of Amadeus will now run until 26 January. The full cast include Sarah Amankwah, Hammed Animashaun, Geoffrey Beevers, Fleur de Bray, Karla Crome, Tom Edden, Adam Gillen, Matthew Hargreaves, Andrew Macbean, Alexandra Mathie, Lucian Msamati, Eamonn Mulhall, Robyn Allegra Parton, Hugh Sachs, Eleanor Sutton, Wendy Dawn Thompson and Peter Willcock.

The full cast for Bryony Kimming’s new musical A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer will include Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Francesca Mills, Golda Rosheuvel, Max Runham, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook, Lottie Vallis and Gary Wood. The book is by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.

Peter Pan, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic, devised by the Companies based on the work by J.M. Barrie, directed by Sally Cookson will run until 28 January 2017. The full cast will feature Saikat Ahamed, Suzanne Ahmet, Marc Antolin, Benji Bower, Will Bower, Lois Chimimba, Richie Crago, Laura Cubitt, Phoebe Fildes, Ruth Hammond, Felix Hayes, Paul Hilton, John Leader, Amaka Okafor, John Pfumojena, Ekow Quartey, Jessica Temple, Sophie Thompson (Captain Hook/Mrs Darling), Dan Wheeler, Madeleine Worrall (Wendy).

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