About the showCatch Duncan Macmillan's prescient adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm when it premieres at Duke of York's Theatre in April. Starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell, this stunning revival of a masterpiece traces the past and future, freedom and duty. The production is the 10th collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson. See it in the West End from 24 April 2019.
Against the backdrop of a looming election and a rising atmosphere of uncertainty, John Rosmer, the owner of a prestigious manor, holds the future in his hands. Torn between idealistic hope and a painful past, he finds contradictions at every turn. Rebecca West, a free-thinking woman with very different ideas of how the world should work, clashes irreparably with Rosmer. West is thought to be one of Ibsen's most formidable heroines.
Tom Burke stars as conflicted former clergyman Rosmer. He has appeared in TV series The Musketeers and Strike, as well as the 2016 stage production of The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre.
Starring opposite him is Hayley Atwell, of Captain America and miniseries Howards End fame. Her most recent stage credits include and Dry Powder at Hampstead Theatre and Measure for Measure at the Donmar Warehouse.
They are joined by Giles Terera (Hamilton), Lucy Briers (Wolf Hall), Jake Fairbrother (Lady from the Sea) and Peter Wight (The Birthday Party).
Set and costumes are the work of Rae Smith, lighting is by Neil Austin and music is by Stephen Warbeck. Sound is courtesy of Gregory Clarke and casting is by Amy Ball CDG.
Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning writer and director whose counts among his prior credits the acclaimed People Places and Things and Every Brilliant Thing. He has earned myriad awards throughout his career and has received two nominations for an Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Director Ian Rickson was Artistic Director of the Royal Court between 1998-2006. Among his directorial credits are Hamlet at the Young Vic and Translations at the National Theatre.
Follow the twists and turns of this exquisite adaptation when Rosmersholm makes its home at Duke of York's Theatre from 22 April until 20 July 2019.