Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen
8th - 16th April 2016
~ Directed by Jack Wood ~

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One of Ibsen's most famous and popular plays; 'Hedda Gabler' ticks all the boxes - a dark impelling story, and realistic characters with a fluent text.

The year is 1890, the location a well furnished villa in a middle class university town. Tesman, a vague but decent academic has married and bought the house on the promise of a professorship at the university. His bride much to his surprise and everyone else's, is Hedda Gabler, daughter of a general, a proud, highly intelligent and self-contained woman who clearly does not love him. Two people from their past turn up, one an old school friend of Hedda's, the other a dissolute writer and academic who rivalled Tesman before becoming a drunken vagrant.... the story unravels like a thriller.

Cast
Hannah LeonardHedda Gabler
Christopher WallaceGeorge Tesman
Maggie BoxMiss Julie Tesman
Jackie LawnBerte
Julia RyanMrs Elvsted
Paul RussellJudge Brack
Chris JanesEilert Lovborg
Crew
Derek PalmerStage Manager
Chris SmithProduction Manager
Derek PalmerLighting Design
Maddie LeeLighting Operator
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Lesley WallaceWardrobe Assistant
Sheila GrimmantProps
Angela ReissSet Dressing
Chris JanesSet Design
Siobhan HillRehearsal Prompt

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Leonard Rogers