A play written more than a century ago might not seem the most relevant, or the most likely to provide absorbing entertainment for modern audiences more interested, perhaps, in the latest offering from Apple Inc.. But 'Hedda Gabler' still has real pulling power both in terms of dramatic tension as well as a surprising amount of humour. Written by Henrik Ibsen in the early 1890s, this adaptation is by the well-known Irish dramatist, Brian Friel. Read more
Cast includes Sheridan Smith Concerns the conflict of the requirements of society and those of the individual explores the corrosive descent of Hedda Gabler into the treacherous void between expectation and reality. The general’s daughter has married the respectable academic Tesman - a husband she despises as mediocre – and now, driven by fear and loathing, Hedda’s despair goads her independent spirit to a rage expressed in the wilful contamination of life around her which eventually leads to disaster for her and all those beguiled by her.