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Prospect recommends: The best theatre this month

The shows to see

By Michael Coveney   December 2016

Hedda Gabler National Theatre 5th December to 11th February 2017

Henrik Ibsen’s heroine is pregnant and suicidal, married to a dull academic, obsessed with a dissolute literary genius and stalked by a lecherous judge. Stand by for lift-off with Belgian maestro Ivo van Hove recreating his 2004 production for the New York Theatre Workshop and his own Toneelgroep, Amsterdam, with Ruth Wilson in the lead and a new text by Patrick Marber. Wilson, a fearlessly emotional actress, is supported by Kyle Soller and Rafe Spall.

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