(the fall of) The Master Builder: a thrilling adaptation


Michael Peavoy, Susan Cookson, Katherine Rose Morley. Photography by Manuel Harlan.jpg

Urgently compelling, (the fall of) The Master Builder explores the conflict, power and desire of a self-made man facing a future of catastrophic uncertainty.

In a new version playwright and screenwriter Zinnie Harris reimagines Ibsen’s classic novel The Master Builder, breathing new life and thrilling tension into this urgent and relevant production, with production images available here.

Directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining (Ode to Leeds, Enjoy, The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse), this stirring new production sees the unquestionable success of architect Halvard Solness shattered by an unexpected visitor from his past.

The cast of (the fall of) The Master Builder. Photography by Manuel Harlan.jpg

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 is designed by acclaimed set and costume designer Alex Lowde(Pygmalion, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Headlong, Enjoy West Yorkshire Playhouse), with lighting by international lighting designer Sinéad McKenna and with sound by award-winning sound designer and composer Jon Nicholls.

(the fall of) The Master Builder plays in the Courtyard Theatre from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 21 October.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Courtyard Theatre

Press Night Wednesday 4 October, 7.45pm

Saturday 30 September – Saturday 21 October 2017