‘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.
A production that sends you out into the night reeling under the impact of Ibsen’s tantalising masterpiece- The Guardian
A really passionate masterpiece about how we should live- Mail on Sunday
In Duncan Macmillan’s wonderfully vigorous and direct adaptation the tumult of 2019 echoes through 1886- The Observer
Ibsen’s drama is given sharp contemporary relevance- Financial Times
Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke smoulder in absorbing Ibsen revival- Daily Express
The Duke of York’s Theatre opened in 1892, then named the Trafalgar Square Theatre, and was renamed to its current name in 1895 to honour the future King George V. The theatre has housed famous productions since, such as King Lear, and playing host to many famous names, including Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Michael Gambon and Jeremy Irons.