Hedda Gabler - full casting announced
FINAL casting has been announced for Brian Friel’s adaptation of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, which runs at the Old Vic from September 12 (previews from September 5) to November 10, 2012.
Joining the previously announced Sheridan Smith, Buffy Davis, Anne Reid, Adrian Scarborough and Fenella Woolgar are Darrell D’Silva (as Judge Brack) and Daniel Lapaine (Eilert Loevborg).
Ibsen’s brilliant masterpiece on the conflict of the requirements of society and those of the individual explores the corrosive descent of Hedda Gabler into the treacherous void between expectation and reality.
The general’s daughter has married the respectable academic Tesman – a husband she despises as mediocre – and now, driven by fear and loathing, Hedda’s despair goads her independent spirit to a rage expressed in the wilful contamination of life around her which eventually leads to disaster for her and all those beguiled by her.
Darrell D’Silva has recently been seen in Children’s Children (Almeida Theatre), The White Devil (Menier Chocolate Factory) and The Rose Tattoo, Royal Hunt of the Sun and Tales from Vienna Woods (National Theatre). He has also performed extensively with the RSC where his credits include Little Eagles, Anthony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, King Lear, The Drunks and The Winter’s Tale.
His screen work includes Bonekickers, Criminal Justice, Poppy Shakespeare, Spooks, Messiah, Saddam’s Tribe, To be First and Eleventh Hour (TV); Closer to the Moon and Dirty Pretty Things (film).
Daniel Lapaine’s theatre credits include Howard Davies’ production of All My Sons (Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue), and Scenes from the Back of Beyond and F**king Games (Royal Court Theatre).
On screen, he has appeared in Identity, Moonshot, Hotel Babylon, Sex, the City and Me, Jane Hall and The Good Housekeeping Guide (TV); Dead in Tombstone, Zero Dark Thirty and Muriel’s Wedding (film). He recently completed directing his first feature film in Australia, 48 Shades of Brown.
Hedda Gabler is directed by Anna Mackmin.