Planned or Strangely Coincidental?

Tom Burke, who plays Cormoran Strike in the Strike TV series, will be acting in a West End production of Rosmersholm this spring. Was it planned or strangely coincidental for him to take this role, considering the fact that quotes from Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm introduce each chapter of the latest Strike book, Lethal White?

Burke will star as John Rosmer in this play that deals with political, social, moral and emotional conflict on a national as well as personal scale, just as Lethal White does. If nothing else, perhaps his starring role in Rosmersholm will inform Burke’s performance in the TV adaptation of Lethal White, which is due to film later this year.

For you Burke fans out there, his latest project is the film The Souvenir, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch an interview about it here.

As for Rosmersholm, it is due to open on 2 May (with previews beginning 24 April) at the Duke of York’s Theatre. If anyone out there is lucky enough to attend, please let us know about it! You can purchase your ticket here.

You can also see the seating plan for the Duke of York theatre here.

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