The Human Voice tells the gut-wrenching story of a woman’s heartbreak over a final phone call with her former lover. The production, which was originally produced by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, is designed by Jan Versweyveld.
Wilson is known by many for her exceptional performances in TV adaptations, including as the titular Jane Eyre in the BBC’s 2006 take on Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel and as Mrs Coulter in its adaptation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials. Her roles on stage are equally impressive: she won an Olivier award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Donmar’s 2009 production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and returned to the theatre two years later to win the Best Actress Olivier for her titular performance in Anna Christie.
While currently the artistic director of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, van Hove is no stranger to the London stage. In addition to his Hedda Gabler at the National, his most noteworthy productions include 2019’s All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre and 2015’s A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic (and later the West End), for which he won the Olivier award for best director.
|What||Ruth Wilson in Ivo van Hove’s The Human Voice, Harold Pinter Theatre|
|Where||Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
17 Mar 22 – 09 Apr 22, Performance times vary
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|