Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, transformed into a three-way live art endurance sport.
Hedda is the role that “every actress” wants to play. Hedda is “Hamlet for women”. Hedda would rather die than be trapped in a domestic life.Henrik Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’ was a Feminist battle-cry in 1891, but 131 years later, do we need more stories about bourgeois angst and poetic-femme-death?
Hedda GablerGablerGabler combines scenes from Ibsen’s script with a series of competitive tasks. Each night, three actors will compete against each other to determine who will get to play Hedda in each scene. The roles will not be predetermined. The competitions will be real.
‘Vital and enlightening […] Risky and lively […] The stakes are very high in these drama games.’ – Suzanne Sandow, Stage Whispers (Hedda GablerGablerGabler, 2019)
‘A captivating hour that reflects commitment to fandom culture in comedic glory.‘ ★★★★★ – Helen Karakulak, On The Record (Grief Lightning, 2021)
HEDDA GABLERGABLERGABLER will also be livestreamed on Oct 20, Thursday, 7:30pm. Livestream playback will be available for 48 hours.
Content Warning: Coarse language, References to death and dying, References to suicide, Discussion of mental health, Reference to pregnancy, Stylised use of guns, Gunshots and loud noises, Snap blackouts and fast lighting changes
Conceived and Directed by Mary Angley
Co-created and Performed by Caithlin O’Loghlen, Emma Jevons, and Sarah-Jayde Tracey
Dramaturg: Meta Cohen
Creative Consultant: Alanah Guiry
Sound Designer: Ethan Hunter
Production Manager: Max Woods
Stage Manager: Rosie Osmond
Producer: Brooke Simmonds
Image by Darren Gill
Auslan Interpreted: 21st October, Friday
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.