Hedda GablerDuration 2h40

National Theatre Lyttelton, South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX

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Double Olivier Award-winner Ruth Wilson plays the titular role in writer Patrick Marber’s modern adaptation Hedda Gabler, with director Ivo van Hove making his National Theatre debut.

Following the eponymous figure in the early days of a tedious marriage, longing to be free, Hedda Gabler is broadly considered Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, with Marber’s vital new version transporting the tale to a modern setting.

Wilson, star of television’s Luther and The Affair, will tackle one of the stage’s greatest roles, while one in Van Hove, the production is led by one of the world’s most exciting directors. Already seen in New York and Amsterdam, his radical interpretation has received vast critical acclaim, prior to its eagerly anticipated transfer to the National Theatre Lyttelton.

Cast & Creatives

Kate Duchêne, Chukwudi Iwuji, Éva Magyar, Sinéad Matthews, Kyle Soller, Ruth Wilson, Rafe Spall
Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by
Patrick Marber
Ivo van Hove
An D’Huys
Lighting Designer
Jan Versweyveld
Set Designer
Jan Versweyveld
Tom Gibbons

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National Theatre Lyttelton

South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX
020 7452 3000
Official site
Nearest tube
Waterloo (250m), Southwark
Nearest bus
76, 77, 211, 507, D1, D11, P11 (York Road)149, P11 (Stamford Street)1, 4, 26, 68, X68, 76, 168, 171, 171A, 176, 188, 501, 505, 521 (Waterloo Bridge)
Nearest train
Waterloo (250m)

5 spaces reserved for orange badge holders at riverside end of Cottesloe Ave. 4 extra bays opposite Cottesloe theatre for evening performances. Car Park beneath theatre. Spaces reserved for disabled customers near lifts. Free parking voucher available from box office for orange badge holders (present ticket at information desk). Automatic doors and ramps from the Car Park to the lobby and lift.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7452 3000 Email: access@nationaltheatre.org.uk / boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Discounts available for all disabled people.
Limited mobility
Row V of the Stalls is the most accessible area. Aisle seats have the most legroom.
Access description
Main entrance reached from Upper Ground via Theatre Avenue to Theatre Square and a drop off point approx. 40m from main entrance. Box Office and information desk on left. No steps to back row of Stalls (1 step between rows). Glass Lift (80cm wide) up to Circle (or 22 steps up). 3 steep steps between rows in the Circle. Staircases between levels have handrails on both sides; stairs in the auditorium have one handrail.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system with headsets or neck loops. Collect headsets/loops from box offices. Induction loops at service counters.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not currently allowed in the auditorium, however staff are happy to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in the cloakroom.
No steps to the back of the Stalls through entrances on either side of the Long bar. 4 spaces for wheelchair users in row V. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored at back of auditorium.
Women’s and men’s at ground floor level and Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted WC next to right-hand Stalls entrance.
6 licensed bars. Access information: No steps to Lyttelton Long Bar and buffet from the main foyer. Glass lift to Lyttelton circle bar, moveable seats and tables.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens