“A lot of people have been booking ahead for this one so it's clear people are excited about this play, and it's not hard to see why. The cast is led by two of British theatre's most talented actors, Tom Burke & Hayley Atwell, and Ibsen's script has been adapted by the writer responsible for some the West End's biggest hits of the last few years; 1984 and People, Places, Things.”
“There are lots reasons why you might think about booking for the revival of this Ibsen play and one of them is simply that it’s not done all that often. I’ve only ever seen it once and it was as racy as a thriller. Another reason is that this one comes in a new version, adapted by the mighty Duncan Macmillan (Lungs, 1984, Every Brilliant Thing, People, Places and Things). Then there is the casting: Tom Burke, Hayley Atwell and Giles Terera are all on board. Oh, and Ian Rickson directs which means it will be done with detail and care. Well worth a whirl.”
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.
‘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.
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.