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Lizzy Watts to play title role in Ivo van Hove's Hedda Gabler UK tour

The actress will take on the role in Ivo Van Hove’s production

Lizzy Watts
Lizzy Watts

Lizzy Watts will star in the touring production of the National Theatre's Hedda Gabler, which begins in Plymouth in October.

Ruth Wilson played in the title role alongside Rafe Spall in Ivo van Hove's production, which was his first at the National when it opened last December.

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.

In her five-star review for WhatsOnStage, Sarah Crompton said that the production was 'a Hedda unlike any I have ever seen'.

This version, by playwright Patrick Marber, has designs by Jan Versweyveld, costume by An D’Huys and sound by Tom Gibbons.

The production will tour 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).

Hedda Gabler will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 2 October before embarking on a UK tour.