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Ruth Wilson to star in Ivo van Hove’s new adaptation of Cocteau’s The Human Voice

The Human Voice to play at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London in Spring 2022.

Olivier Award winner and Tony nominated actress Ruth Wilson (Constellations, Anna Christie, Hedda Gabler) has been cast in a new adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice.

In an adaptation by Ivo van Hove, which he will also direct, The Human Voice will premiere at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London in Spring 2022.

Wilson and van Hove reunite following their acclaimed production of Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre in 2016. Ivo van Hove originally premiered his version of Cocteau’s play in 2009 in Amsterdam, and it has subsequently travelled the world.

Ruth Wilson is best known for her roles on long running TV drama The Affair alongside Dominic West, and BBC’s His Dark Materials.

The Human Voice is set in Paris, and sees a one-sided phone conversation between a woman and her former lover as she begs him not to marry another woman.

Earlier this year Pedro Almódova shot a short film based loosely Cocteau’s play, starring Tilda Swinton.

Produced by Sonia Friedman, The Human Voice will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre in early Spring.

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