NT LIVE ENCORE: HEDDA GABLER
Ruth Wilson, Rafe Spall, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jason Langley, Éva Magyar, Sinéad Matthews & Kyle Soller
Director: Ivo van Hove
Running Time: 164 minutes
Certificate: 12A - contains a suicide scene, mild threat and sex references
PRE-RECORDED ENCORE PERFORMANCE
Act I: 20:35
Act II: 22:06
"Ruth Wilson brings a thrilling volatility to Ibsen’s portrait of a soul in crisis, capturing the boredom and reckless verve of a passionate woman who rebels against the numbness of a stifling marriage, spots vulgarity unerringly yet dreads the prospect of scandal"
- Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard
"Ruth Wilson brings Hedda’s terrible rage to scorching life. Van Hove’s production creeps up on you and presses a forearm over the windpipe. Your heart races. You can’t move"
- David Jays, Sunday Times Culture
"Fast-ascending Belgian director Ivo van Hove delivers a smartly conceived and surprisingly understated reading of an overfamiliar classic - bold, clear and harrowing, and Ruth Wilson is simply sensational. Right at the eleventh hour, we’re being presented with one of the performances and productions of the year"
- Dominic Cavendish. The Telegraph
"Ruth Wilson superbly conveys the desolation of Ibsen’s ahead-of-her-time aesthete in Ivo van Hove’s invigorating modern-dress version which forces us to see his masterpiece with fresh eyes"
- Michael Billington, The Guardian
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
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