A week in the life of Hedda Gabler's Lizzy Watts

Watts stars in the titular role in the National Theatre touring production, which debuts in Plymouth this week

Lizzy Watts
Lizzy Watts

Lizzy Watts is currently starring in the touring production of Hedda Gabler, which originally ran at the National Theatre in December last year. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the show won critical acclaim including a five-star review from WhatsOnStage.

Based on the original Ibsen play, and adapted by Patrick Marber, the show sees Hedda trapped and despondent in a marriage she seems uncertain of.

Watts' previous theatre credits include Strife at Chichester Festival Theatre, A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Globe and The Angry Brigade and Artefacts at The Bush.

Not your everyday spot for some theatre

LW: "A beautiful backdrop for the show."

Preparing for the show's opening

LW: "Tech in full swing."

Backstage antics with the cast

LW: "Adam Best reminiscing back to 2011 when he was in Plymouth last. And had hair."

LW: "Team Tesman strike a pose."

Dressing room candids

LW: "Annabel Bates getting ready for the dress."

LW: "Tom miccing me up."

Limbering up before the opening

LW: "Our warm up, all onstage together."

All smiles for the cast photo

The production tours to Plymouth (2 to 7 Oct), Edinburgh (17 to 21 Oct), Leicester (23 to 28 Oct), Salford (30 Oct to 4 Nov), Norwich (7 to 11 November), Hull (13 to 18 Nov), Aberdeen (21 to 25 Nov), Northampton (28 Nov to 2 Dec), Wolverhampton (23 to 27 Jan 2018), Nottingham (5 to 10 Feb), Newcastle (12 to 17 Feb) and Milton Keynes (27 Feb to 3 March).

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