‘Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.’
An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer – a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.
Tom Burke (Strike, The Musketeers) is the soulful Rosmer haunted by history and tradition. Hayley Atwell (Howards End, Captain America) is Rebecca West, one of Ibsen’s greatest heroines.
Rosmersholm is the tenth collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson (including The Birthday Party and Jerusalem) and marks a second time working with award-winning writer and director Duncan Macmillan, who previously collaborated with SFP on 1984, which he co-adapted/co-directed with Robert Icke.