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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Event Details

  • From: 10/11/2017
  • To: 18/11/2017
  • Starting at: 07:45 PM

Address

  • Main Auditorium
  • North Street, Bromley
  • Kent, BR1 1SB

Hedda Gabler

By Henrick Ibsen, adapted by Brian Friel

Directed by Jane Lobb

Performance dates:
Fri 10-Sat 18 Nov 2017 at 7.45pm (not Sun 12)

Audition date: 
Sunday 11th June at 12 noon

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.

Please contact Jane Lobb for scripts and audition sections. janelobb@hotmail.co.uk

Hedda Gabler – Newly married to Tesman.

    • Playing age 20s to 30s.

Tesman – An academic just married to Hedda.

    • Playing age 20s to 40s.

Juliana – Tesman’s aunt.

    • Playing age 50s to 70s.

Bertha – Juliana’s maid, now working for the Tesmans.

    • 40s to 60s.

Eilert Loevborg – A writer.

    • Playing age 30s to 40s

Thea Elvsted – In love with Eilert, she has left her husband.

    • Playing age 20s to 30s.

Brack – A judge. Likeable and harmless on the surface, malevolent and corrupt underneath.

  • Playing age 30s to 50s