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"This is a night of theatre that sets the imagination ablaze" - The Daily Telegraph
"The role of Brand certainly plays to Fiennes’s strength as an actor... [he] revels in the part with every line, inflection and gesture finely honed" - The Times
"Ralph Fiennes's finest hour on stage...in short, a monumental evening." - The Guardian
Ralph Fiennes plays the title role in the RSC production of Ibsen's passionate portrait of the struggle between faith and human will, Brand.
Fiennes last appeared with the RSC in 1990, performing in Shakespeare's King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost and Troilus and Cressida. Brand is director Adrian Noble's last production as Artistic Director of the RSC. Brand was originally written as a narrative poem, but Ibsen later rewrote it as a play in which the hero faces a series of choices. On its first performance in Stockholm in 1885, it was an immediate success and cemented the playwright's reputation.