Full Cast Announced for Old Vic's Hedda Gabler, With Adaptation by Brian Friel; Sheridan Smith Stars

Full casting has been announced for the Old Vic's new production of Hedda Gabler, beginning performances Sept. 5 prior to an official opening Sept. 12.

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith

Joining the previously announced Sheridan Smith in the title role are Darrell D’Silva as Judge Brack, Buffy Davis as Bertha, Daniel Lapaine as Eilert Loevborg, Anne Reid as Juliana Tesman, Adrian Scarborough as George Tesman and Fenella Woolgar as Thea Elvsted.

Ibsen's play, presented in an adaptation by Brian Friel, is directed by Anna Mackmin.

The play  "revolves around the conflict of the requirements of society and those of the individual, charting the corrosive descent of Hedda Gabler into the treacherous void between expectation and reality. The general's daughter has married the respectable academic Tesman - a husband she despises as mediocre – and now, driven by fear and loathing, Hedda's despair goads her independent spirit to a rage expressed in the wilful contamination of life around her which eventually leads to disaster for her and all those beguiled by her."

Scarborough, who plays Tesman, was last seen on the London stage in Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre. At the National Theatre, he has appeared in After The Dance, The Habit Of Art, Time And The Conways, Henry IV Part 1 & 2 and The Mandate. On TV, he was recently seen as Mr. Pritchard in "Upstairs Downstairs" and will also appear in ITV's forthcoming drama "Mrs. Biggs" with Sheridan Smith.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7628, or visit www.oldvictheatre.com.