A new production of Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984), will play at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End this spring. With direction by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Birthday Party, Translations), the adaptation will star Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke (Strike).
Rosmersholm will be brought to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions. Performances will begin April 24 ahead of a May 2 opening.
Ibsen’s classic examines a country in state of political flux. An election is looming, the country is on the brink, and the press is out for blood. At the center 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 idealized hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.
Burke will star as John Rosmer. Recently seen on the London stage in The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre and Reasons to Be Happy at Hampstead Theatre, Burke is also known for his starring role in the BBC's Strike. Other screen roles include The Musketeers, War and Peace, and The Souvenir.
Atwell will play the role of Rebecca West. An actor of the stage and screen, her most recent theatre work includes Measure for Measure at the Donmar, Dry Powder at Hampstead Theatre, and The Pride at Trafalgar Studios. She is known for her roles in the BBC's Howards End and The Long Song, as well as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subsequent TV series Agent Carter. She also starred in The Duchess, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, and most recently, Christopher Robin.
Rosmersholm will feature set and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke, and casting by Amy Ball CDG.