This production has been postponed. New performance times: Tuesday 30th November, 6.30 pm Preview Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th December, 7.30 pm, Sunday 5th December, 4 pm.

A Competitive Deconstruction of Ibsen’s Greatest Heroine. 

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. 

Hedda Gabler was a Feminist battle-cry in 1891, but 130 years later, do we need more stories about bourgeois angst and pretty-dead-women? 

Hedda GablerGablerGabler combines scenes from Henrik Ibsen’s script with a series of competitive tasks. Each night, three actors will compete against each other to decide who will get to play Hedda in each scene. The roles will not be predetermined. The competitions will be real. 

Blurring the worlds of fiction and reality, Hedda GablerGablerGabler will interrogate each actors’ personal dedication to this iconic part. Why are we so obsessed with Hedda? What does it mean to play her? And how should we interact with the scripts of our past? 

 “Vital and enlightening […] Risky and lively […] The stakes are very high in these drama games.”
– Suzanne Sandow, on Hedda GablerGablerGabler (2019) for Stage Whispers 

Conceived and directed by Mary Angley 

Co-created and performed by Caithlin O’Loghlen, Emma Jevons, and Sarah-Jayde Tracey 

Dramaturg: Meta Cohen 

Lighting Designer: Harrie Hogan 

Sound Designer: Olivia McKenna 

Stage Manager: Brooke Simmonds 

Production Manager: Max Woods 

Content warnings: This show contains references to suicide, stylised use of guns, strobe lighting, sexual references, coarse language, loud noises, fake blood, and fire. 

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