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(The Fall of) The Master Builder at WY Playhouse

Reece Dinsdale plays a troubled, brilliant mind a new adaptation of Ibsen’s play.

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced details of their highly-anticipated adaptation of Ibsen’s (The Fall of) The Master Builder, which premieres this autumn and stars Playhouse Associate Artist Reece Dinsdale.

Halvard Solness is at the pinnacle of his career. His success is unquestionable, his status undeniable and his newest accolade, the Master Builder Award, is truly admirable. He’s on the precipice of unparalleled greatness when an unexpected visit stirs up memories of the past, which threatens to undermine all he has built…

“I’m thrilled to be working on such an exciting project,” says Reece Dinsdale. “Halvard Solness is a fascinating character to play – a man standing right at the precipice and staring down into the abyss. Someone at the very height of his success being forced to confront his deepest fears. His dread of the ambitious young, the steady decline of his creative powers, and the murky secrets of his past come right to the fore in the very moment we meet him.”

Recce Dinsdale as Halvard Solness in (The Fall of) The Master Builder. Credit: Anthony Robling.

The Master Builder is adapted for stage by award-winning playwright, screen writer and director Zinnie Harris and will be directed by Artistic Director James Brining.

“Zinnie Harris’ adaptation is a mesmeric and gripping exploration of power,” James explains. “This retelling of such a classic text feels timely, a contemporary story addressing gender, control and privilege. Zinnie breathes agency into Ibsen’s female characters, generating terrific energy, tension and jeopardy.”

(The Fall of) The Master Builder is at West Yorkshire Playhouse from Saturday 30th September to Saturday 21st October 2017. Book online at or call the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.


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