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The Master Builder starring Ralph Fiennes at the Old Vic

April 23, 2015 

David Hare’s lively new adaptation of Ibsen’s The Master Builder starring Ralph Fiennes comes to the Old Vic theatre.
A searing and mesmeric exploration of power, control, death and life, Henrik Ibsen’s late masterpiece The Master Builder comes to The Old Vic in a lively new adaptation by David Hare.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, The Master Builder forms part of his inaugural season as new Artistic Director of the Old Vic theatre.

STORY

Halvard Solness, a master architect, has spent his lifetime building the tallest spires in the land. But when Hilde, a radiant country girl, descends unexpectedly into his world, age is confronted by youth, and a series of revelations builds to a vertiginous climax.

CAST

Ralph Fiennes.
Further casting to be announced.

Ralph Fiennes extensive theatre credits include Man and Superman (National Theatre), The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Fiennes’ Shakespearean credits are wide-ranging. For the RSC he has appeared in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Much Ado about Nothing and King John, and, for the Almeida, Richard III, Coriolanus and Hamlet. His other work for the RSC includes Brand, The Plantaganets, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Playing with Trains. For the National Theatre, Ralph has appeared in Oedipus, The Talking Cure, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Fathers and Sons. Other theatre credits include Julius Caesar (Barbican) First Love (Lincoln Centre Festival New York and Sydney Festival), God of Carnage (Gielgud Theatre) and The Faith Healer (Gate Theatre Dublin and Booth Theatre Broadway).

Fiennes’ film credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & II, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Skyfall, Coriolanus, Wrath of the Titans, Clash of the Titans, The Duchess, The Reader, The Hurt Locker, In Bruges, The Constant Gardener, The Avengers, Schindler’s List and The English Patient. TV credits include Turks & Caicos, Page 8, Rev, Prime Suspect, A Dangerous Man, Lawrence after Arabia and The Cormorant.

CREATIVE

Directed by Matthew Warchus, with adaptation by David Hare.
Further casting to be announced.

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