Hedda Gabler

Date(s) - 19 Jul 2014
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Belvoir Street Theatre

GoTheatrical! Captioned Performance on Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 2pm

Booking details at belvoir.com.au

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Adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen

Director Adena Jacobs

Upstairs Theatre

A captivating new adaptation of Ibsen’s electrifying marriage tragedy.

After the Broadway premiere of Hedda Gabler in 1902, one reviewer wrote of its extraordinary heroine: ‘Degenerate, selfish, morbid, cruel, bitter, jealous, something of a visionary, something of a lunatic.’

Hedda Gabler is trapped inside a conventional life: she married the scholar George Tesman. But money is short, Tesman’s old rival Ejlert Lövborg has turned up again, Judge Brack is visiting with alarming regularity, and Hedda Gabler’s volcanic boredom is reaching its limits. So begins a dangerous game of finding purpose in a purposeless existence.

Belvoir’s new Resident Director Adena Jacobs has an uncanny ability to uncover the torrents of instinct that run beneath the routines of modern living. Ash Flanders is a man who has made an artform out of playing tragic heroines.

Their Hedda Gabler will be a primal close-up of Ibsen’s electrifying marriage tragedy.

Ash Flanders

Adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Director Adena Jacobs
Set Designer Dayna Morrissey
Lighting Designer Danny Pettingill
Composer Kelly Ryall
Stage Manager Edwina Guinness
Assistant Stage Manager Angharad Lindley

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