20:00, Fri 11th March 2022 at Crucible Theatre
19:45, Sat 12th March 2022 at Random Venue 45
20:00, Mon 14th March 2022 at Random Venue 1
19:30, Tue 15th March 2022 at Almeida Theatre
20:00, Thu 17th March 2022 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
12:45, Sat 19th March 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:15, Tue 22nd March 2022 at The Old Vic
17:00, Wed 23rd March 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:30, Thu 24th March 2022 at Savoy Theatre
Lent Week 7 to Week 9
Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama. A 1902 production was a major sensation on Broadway starring Minnie Maddern Fiske and following its initial limited run was revived with the actress the following year.
The character of Hedda is considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles in theatre and some portrayals have been very controversial, especially in the New Zealand play "2B or not 2B" where a male plays Hedda. Depending on the interpretation, Hedda may be portrayed as an idealistic heroine fighting society, a victim of circumstance, a prototypical feminist, or a manipulative villain.
Hedda's married name is Hedda Tesman; Gabler is her maiden name. On the subject of the title, Ibsen wrote: "My intention in giving it this name was to indicate that Hedda as a personality is to be regarded rather as her father's daughter than her husband's wife."