- From: 10/11/2017
- To: 18/11/2017
- Starting at: 07:45 PM
- Main Auditorium
- North Street, Bromley
- Kent, BR1 1SB
By Henrick Ibsen, adapted by Brian Friel
Directed by Jane Lobb
Fri 10-Sat 18 Nov 2017 at 7.45pm (not Sun 12)
Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect.
At a time when Freud’s revolutionary ideas were blazing a trail across Europe – Ibsen’s 1890 masterpiece is celebrated for the psychological realism of its characters – where each exists as a vital element in the drama. This closely woven piece blisters in its intensity, as Hedda – bent on self-destruction – tears down those around her. This is a tour-de-force role, that has been coveted by numerous leading actors for over a hundred years.
Brian Friel’s translation premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in September 2008 and was produced most recently at the Old Vic Theatre starring Sheridan Smith. Friel writes with a vitality, intelligence and passion, that brings Ibsen’s text alive for both the actor and the audience.
Cast: To be announced soon.