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Hedda Gabler - Almeida Theatre 2005

Genre Drama
Opened 16 March 2005
Written: by Henrik Ibsen In a new version by Richard Eyre
Directed: Richard Eyre
Cast: Eve Best (Hedda Tesman), Benedict Cumberbatch (George Tesman), Lisa Dillon (Thea Elvsted), Iain Glen (Judge Brack), Jamie Sives (Eilert Loevborg) and Gillian Raine (Juliana Tesman).
Synopsis: Set in the Norwegian home of George and Hedda Tesman near the turn of the twentieth century, Ibsen's Hedda Gabler reveals a woman struggling in a world that is, for her, devoid of excitement and enchantment. Filled with a lust for life, Hedda is consumed with a passion that is uncontrolable within the confines of her bourgeois existence.

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Production photos by John Haynes

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