It was announced today that the National Theatre will return to Dublin in March, bringing their acclaimed production of Ibsen’s Masterpiece, HEDDA GABLER, to the Gaiety Theatre. These will be the only Irish dates for this production which enjoyed a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year.

The full cast for the Dublin dates features Lizzy Watts in the title role. She is joined byMadlena Nedeva (Berte), Christine Kavanagh (Juliana), Abhin Galeya (Tesman), Annabel Bates (Thea), Adam Best (Brack), Richard Pyros (Lovborg), Cate Cammack, Joseph Capp, JP Conway and Kate Cook.

Rufus Norris, National Theatre Artistic Director said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Dublin next year with Ivo van Hove’s superb production of Hedda Gabler. It’s particularly thrilling to be returning to the beautiful Gaiety Theatre, where we last played in 2009 with the The Pitmen Painters. We have always received such a warm welcome from Dublin audiences, most recently with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the city and its vital and vibrant theatre culture in 2018.”

Just married. Buried alive. 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.

This vital new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country, performer in TV’s The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You… with Alan Partridge) is directed by Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors. Olivier and Tony Award®-winning van Hove made his National Theatre debut with Hedda Gabler, which opened in December 2016. His acclaimed production of A View from the Bridge recently played to sold out houses in London and on Broadway, andObsession starring Jude Law played at The Barbican, London earlier this year. Van Hove’s next production for the NT will be the world premiere of Network opening November, based on the Oscar-winning film and featuring the UK stage debut of Bryan Cranston.

Hedda Gabler is produced on tour by the NT, producers of the acclaimed productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The History Boys, The Year of Magical Thinking and War Horse.