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Hedda Gabler

Performed on 23rd & 24th September 2016

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler is the great social drama of a caged woman in the late nineteenth century. It explores her tormented desire for escape and her yearning for individual and spiritual freedom. It is recognised as a classic of realism and the title character of Hedda is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre.

Hedda Gabler, daughter of an aristocratic general, has just returned to her villa in Kristiania (now Oslo) from her honeymoon. Her husband is Jørgen Tesman, an aspiring, young, reliable (but not brilliant) academic who has combined research with their honeymoon. It becomes clear in the course of the play that she has never loved him and married out of boredom for the life she is forced to lead.

Written by Henrik Ibsen
A new version by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Michelle Rudek
Produced by Jennie Bailey

Hedda Gabler - Kate Jeffries
Thea Elvstead - Lolly Chant
George Tesman - James Young
Eilert Lovborg - David Glover
Judge Brack - Richard Marshall
Aunt Julia - Amy-Louise Magnone 
Berte - Ines Cavallo

Production Designer - James Mason
Props - Gemma Perry
Costumes - Judy Leon
Sound & Lights Technician - Jon Martin

This amateur production of “Hedda Gabler (Hampton)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.