Today producer Sonia Friedman Productions announced further casting for Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984) and directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Birthday Party).
Giles Terera, who won an Olivier Award for his acclaimed performance in Hamilton (West End), Lucy Briers (Wolf Hall, West End/Broadway and The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre), Jake Fairbrother (Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse and The Maids, HOME Manchester) and Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, West End and Hamlet, Almeida/ West End) will perform alongside the previously announced Tom Burke (Strike, BBC) and Hayley Atwell (Howard’s End, BBC).
Set and costumes will be by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke and casting by Amy Ball CDG.
‘‘Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.”
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.
Rosmersholm will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 24th, with an opening night of May 2nd. The run will end on July 20th.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions
With Brenda Leff, Colin Callender, John Gore, 1001 Nights Productions, Burnt Umber Productions, Bradford W. Edgerton Living Trust, Tulchin Bartner Productions.