HEDDA GABLER

In a new version by Brian Friel

 

Sherman Theatre

18th October – 2nd November 2019

 

 

ONCE YOU MEET HEDDA, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO FORGET HER

Trapped in her new home, a young wife longs for a different future. Hedda Gabler, now Hedda Tesman, has everything she said she wanted, and nothing she really desires. Now time is ticking, and she’s losing sense of who she really is.

 

 

Direction. Chelsea Walker

Design. Rosanna Vize

Lighting. Joseff Fletcher

Composition. Giles Thomas and Rob Sword

Sound Design. Giles Thomas

Movement Direction. Michela Meazza

Casting. Lucy Casson

 

Cast – Heledd Gwynn, Richard Mylan, Marc Antolin, Alexandria Riley, Jay Saighal, Nia Roberts

Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre_
Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre_

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Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre.
Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre.

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Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre
Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre

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Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre_

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Photo Credit : Mark Douet

"It’s clarity that permeates every corner of director Chelsea Walker’s vivid and compassionate take on Ibsen’s tragic heroine... the incisiveness and consistency of Walker’s production in no way reduces the drama’s impact. Hedda’s no less powerful for making total sense. Women, after all, aren’t all deranged, vain harlots. Sometimes, they’re driven to it by men." Sally Hales, Exeunt
 
**** "What really makes it stand out is how it draws out Hedda’s complexity. She’s not a monster, nor is she an enigma. She does unforgivable things, she frightens herself at times, but she operates on her own terms. Even at the end, Walker ensures that this is true" Natasha Tripney, The Stage
**** "The stage often feels like it's breathing. It's a rich theatrical experience." Gareth Llŷr Evans, Guardian
***** "Director Chelsea Walker's stunning production of this iconic play adds a stylish and modern sheen" Philip Dewey, Western Mail