Halvard Solness has arrived at the pinnacle of his career. He has just been awarded the prestigious Master Builder award, his beautiful wife still loves him, his beautiful secretary still flirts with him and Prince Charles is coming to open his new building tomorrow. Then a knock at the door propels Solness’ past into everyone’s future. The only way is down.
(the fall of) The Master Builder is a thrilling, contemporary new version of Ibsen’s classic, written by celebrated British playwright Zinnie Harris.
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Directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining (Ode to Leeds, Enjoy, The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse), this electrifying new production sees the unquestionably successful architect Halvard Solness achieve the truly admirable Master Builder Award, until a knock on the door from an unexpected visitor threatens to undermine all he has built.
West Yorkshire Playhouse Associate Artist Reece Dinsdale (Richard III, Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories, West Yorkshire Playhouse) takes the title role, with Susan Cookson (Romeo and Juliet, West Yorkshire Playhouse), Michael Peavoy (Sweeney Todd, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Manchester Royal Exchange), Robert Pickavance (James and the Giant Peach, West Yorkshire Playhouse), David Hounslow (This House, National Theatre), Emma Naomi (Dead Don’t Floss, National Theatre), and Katherine Rose Morely (Last Tango in Halifax, BBC One) joining the rest of the cast.
(the fall of) The Master Builder plays in the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 21 October.