Recording Hedda by Ibsen Stage Company
Recording Hedda, by Ibsen Stage Company, at New Diorama Theatre, an 80-seat fringe venue near Warren Street, central London, 11 to 28 Sep 2013.
Recording Hedda is a collaborative project between composer Kaja Bjørntvedt and director playwright Terje Tveit, exploring the dynamic between text and sound.
Seven people meet in a recording studio to record Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler. The main character is an actress whose existence is conditioned by self-assertion. In a world dismissive of age, failure and lack of professional success, her identity is defined by her actions. The recording of the play is juxtaposed with the actors’ personal dramas, in which statements blur, and characters merge with their recorded alter egos.