Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane, London
Public Previews: 23 April 2019
Opens: 2 May 2019
Closes: 20 July 2019
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Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no show
Wed 24 April at 7.30pm only
Thu 2 May at 7.00pm only
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A major revival of Henrik Ibsen's play Rosmersholm in London starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell for a strictly limited season
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. "Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world."
The cast features Tom Burke as 'John Rosmer' and Hayley Atwell as 'Rebecca West', with Giles Terera as 'Andreas Kroll', Peter Wight as 'Ulrik Brendel', Jake Fairbrother as 'Peter Mortensgaard', and Lucy Briers as 'Mrs Helseth'.
Adapted and translated by Duncan Macmillan. Directed by Ian Rickson with designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, and sound by Gregory Clarke.
Tom Burke's London theatre credits include the role of 'Freddie Page' in Carrie Cracknell's revival of Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in 2016; the role of 'Otto' in Anthony Page's revival of Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Old Vic Theatre in 2010; and the role of 'Malcolm' in John Caird's revival of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre in 2005.
Hayley Atwell's West End stage credits include the role of 'Sylvia' in Jamie Lloyd's production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Pride at the Trafalgar Studios in 2013; and the role of 'Catherine' in Lindsay Posner's revival of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2009.
Henrik Ibsen's other plays seen recently in London include Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson at the National Theatre in 2016; The Master Builder with Ralph Fiennes at the Old Vic Theatre in 2016; A Doll's House wth Hattie Morahan at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2013; Ghosts with Lesley Manville at the Trafalgar Studio in 2013; and Brand with Ralph Fiennes at the Haymarket Theatre in 2003.
Giles Terera's West End theatre credits include the role of 'Caliban' in Trevor Nunn's revival of Shakespeare's The Tempest at the Haymarket Theatre in 2011.
Peter Wight's London stage credits include the role of 'Petey' in Ian Rickson's revival of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2018; the role of 'Polonius' in Robert Icke's revival of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2017; the role of 'Servant' in Ian Rickson's revival of Sophocles' Electra at the Old Vic Theatre in 2014; the role of 'Dogberry' in Mark Rylance's revival of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic Theatre in 2013; and the role of 'Stephen' in Simon Curtis' revival of Simon Gray's comedy Otherwise Engaged at the Criterion Theatre in 2005.
Lucy Briers' London theatre credits include the role of 'Parthy Ann Hawkes' in Daniel Evans' revival of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II musical Show Boat at the New London Theatre in 2016; the role of 'Katherine of Aragon' in Jeremy Herrin's production of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at the Aldwych Theatre in 2014; the roles of 'Pope Joan' and 'Louise' in Max Stafford-Clark's revival of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls at the Trafalgar Studio in 2011; and the role of 'Babakina' in Michael Grandage's revival of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2008.
Duncan Macmillan's London credits include the play People, Places and Things seen at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2016; and the co-adaptation, with Robert Icke, of George Orwell's 1984 seen at the Playhouse Theatre for three seasons in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Rosmersholm in London at the Duke of York's Theatre public previews from 23 April 2019, opens on 2 May 2019, and closes on 20 July 2019
Rosmersholm 1960 West End revival with Eric Porter and Peggy Ashcroft
Opened 18 November 1959, Closed 19 December 1959 at the Royal Court Theatre
Transferred 5 January 1960, Closed 19 March 1960 at the Comedy Theatre (now Harold Pinter Theatre)
The original cast at the Royal Court Theatre featured Eric Porter as 'Johannes Rosmer' and Peggy Ashcroft as 'Rebecca West', with Mark Dignam as 'Mr Kroll', Alan Dobie as 'Ulrik Brendel', John Blatchley as 'Peder Mortensgaard', and Bee Duffell as 'Mrs Helseth'.
The original cast for the West End transfers to the Comedy Theatre was the same, except for Alan Dobie who took over the role of 'Ulrik Brendel'.
Translated Ann Jellicoe. Directed by George Devine with designs by Motley.
Rosmersholm 1973 London revival with Jeremy Brett and Joan Plowright
Previewed 16 May 1973, Opened 17 May 1973, Closed 9 June 1973 at the Greenwich Theatre
The original cast featured Jeremy Brett as 'John Rosmer' and Joan Plowright as 'Rebecca West', with John Nettleton as 'Doctor Kroll', John Bailey as 'Ulrik Brendel', John Warner as 'Peter Mortensgaard', and Margery Mason as 'Mrs Helseth'.
Translated by Michael Meyer. Directed by Robin Phillips with sets by Roger Butlin, costumes by Daphne Dare and lighting by Nick Chelton.
Rosmersholm 1977 West End revival with Daniel Massey and Claire Bloom
Previewed 18 October 1977, Opened 19 October 1977, Closed 21 January 1978 at the Haymarket Theatre
The original cast featured Daniel Massey as 'John Rosmer' and Claire Bloom as 'Rebecca West', with Michael Aldridge as 'Doctor Kroll', Frank Middlemass as 'Ulrik Brendel', Terrance Hardiman as 'Peter Mortensgaard', and Constance Chapman as 'Mrs Helseth'.
Translated by Jeremy Brooks. Directed by Clifford Williams with designs by Ralph Koltai and lighting by James Baird.
Rosmersholm 1987 London revival with Roger Lloyd Pack and Suzanne Bertish
Previewed 30 April 1987, Opened 6 May 1987, Closed 27 August 1987 (in repertory) at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre (now Dorfman Theatre)
The original cast featured Roger Lloyd Pack as 'John Rosmer' and Suzanne Bertish as 'Rebekka West', with David Ryall as 'Kroll', Robert Eddison as 'Ulrik Brendel', Ken Drury as 'Peder Mortensgaard', and Heather Tobias as 'Mrs Helseth'.
Translated by Frank McGuinness. Directed by Sarah Pia Anderson with designs by Roger Glossop, lighting by Paul Denby, music by Mike Figgis, and sound by Nic Jones.
Rosmersholm 1992 London revival with Corin Redgrave and Francesca Annis
Previewed 17 September 1992, Opened 23 September 1992, Closed 31 October 1992 at the Young Vic Theatre
The original cast featured Corin Redgrave as 'Pastor Johannes Rosmer' and Francesca Annis as 'Rebekka West', with Allan Corduner as 'Headmaster Kroll', Bernard Lloyd as 'Ulrik Brendel', Leo Wringer as 'Peder Mortensgaard', and Miriam Karlin as 'Mrs Helseth'.
Translated by Joan Tindale. Directed by Annie Castledine with designs by Jenny Tiramani, lighting by Jon Linstrum, and music and sound by Stephen Warbeck.
Rosmersholm 2008 London revival with Paul Hilton and Helen McCrory
Previewed 15 May 2008, Opened 22 May 2008, Closed 5 July 2008 at the Almeida Theatre
The original cast featured Paul Hilton as 'Johannes Rosmer' and Helen McCrory as 'Rebecca West', with Malcolm Sinclair as 'Doctor Kroll', Paul Moriarty as 'Ulrik Brendel', Peter Sullivan as 'Peder Mortensgaard', and Veronica Quilligan as 'Mrs Helseth'.
Translated by Mike Poulton. Directed by Anthony Page with sets by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Amy Roberts, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Gareth Fry.