Ruth Wilson to star in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice in London | Broadway Buzz
Ruth Wilson in “The Human Voice”
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Tony nominee Ruth Wilson set to star in Ivo van Hove adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s film Human voice in London next spring. Van Hove will direct the play, which will feature creations by Jan Versweyveld. The solo exhibition will begin at the Harold Pinter Theater in the West End on March 22, 2022 and will last for only three weeks until April 9.
“I am absolutely delighted to collaborate again with Ivo and Jan [Versweyveld] on this wonderful, heartbreaking and deeply human monologue by Jean Cocteau, ”Wilson said. “A woman alone with only her phone as a companion, Cocteau explores the nature of intimate relationships through inanimate objects. In a world where everyone is addicted and dependent on our phones, this 1930s piece couldn’t sound more prescient. Ivo is the perfect director to bring Cocteau’s play to life, for both share a love of the absurd as a mirror of truth.
In Human voice, the audience saw the heartbreaking story of a woman’s grief during a final phone call with her former lover.
Twice winner of an Olivier Award for A tram named Désir and Anna christie, Wilson got an additional nomination for Hedda Gabler. She was nominated for two Tony Awards for her performances in Constellation and King Lear on Broadway. Wilson is known for her onscreen roles in Jane eyre, Lutheran, Its dark materials, the case and more.