This is a new version of Ibsen’s famous play Hedda Gabler, as written by Emma Willis. The actress in the title role of Mrs. Hedda Tesman (née Gabler), delivers a consummate performance throughout, as the quick-witted HEDDA in one of theatre’s greatest dramatic roles.
Just recently arrived in her brand new home, when we first meet her, she is newly married but with a loveless marriage, and bored with everything including her husband, George Tesman. Hedda has many twisted and scandalous secrets in her wanton past.
People from her past unexpectedly arrive at the new home, including her old flame, the alcoholic dreamer Eilert Lovborg. Jealous Hedda decides to destroy his life, because of his love affair with another.
Henrik Ibsen’s enduring femme fatale drama, Hedda is alluring to all the males in her town, she is a controlling and strong-willed woman, who decides the fates of all in her path.
The large ensemble cast has been expertly directed by Roz Riley, with fine performances by the entire cast.
This was an entertaining evening of adult drama and unexpected intrigue.
Cast: Christine Snell, Daniel Bolt, Maria Hemphill, Micky Rose, Rachel Marley, Richard Holborn and Ross Scott.
HEDDA is playing the Star Of The Sea Theatre at the junction of Collingwood Street and Iluka Avenue, Manly. First performance Friday 13th October 2017 until Saturday 28th October 2017.
Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Duration just under 145 minutes, including one interval.
For bookings visit http://www.factoryspace.org/