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Theatre Information

Old Vic Theatre (London, )
(Waterloo) Waterloo Road
London,

Schedule

Mondays thru Saturdays at 7.30pm
Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2.30pm

Please note there are no matinee performances on Wed 5 Sept, Sat 8 Sept or Wed 12 Sept.

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Ibsen’s brilliant masterpiece on the conflict of the requirements of society and those of the individual explores the corrosive descent of Hedda Gabler into the treacherous void between expectation and reality. The general’s daughter has married the respectable academic Tesman - a husband she despises as mediocre – and now, driven by fear and loathing, Hedda’s despair goads her independent spirit to a rage expressed in the wilful contamination of life around her which eventually leads to disaster for her and all those beguiled by her.



Hedda Gabler was first published by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen in 1890. The central protagonist Hedda is often cited as one of the great dramatic roles in theatre. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany and since then has gained recognition as a classic of realism in nineteenth century drama.



This version of the Ibsen classic is adapted by Brian Friel.







Review Roundup: Old Vic's HEDDA GABLER
by Review Roundups - September 13, 2012

Legally Blonde's Sheridan Smith stars in the Old Vic's production of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The production opened on 12 September for a run until the 10th of Novemeber. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Leads HEDDA GABLER at the Old Vic from Tonight, Sept 12
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2012

Brian Friel's adaptation of Ibsen's seminal work, Hedda Gabler, will open at The Old Vic tonight, 12 September. Directed by Anna Mackmin, this major new production will star Olivier award-winning actress Sheridan Smith in the title role with Darrell D'Silva as Judge Brack, Buffy Davis as Bertha, Daniel Lapaine as Eilert Loevborg, Anne Reid as Juliana Tesman, Adrian Scarborough as George Tesman, and Fenella Woolgar as Thea Elvsted. (more...)

HEDDA GABLER Begins Previews Sept 5 at the Old Vic, Starring Sheridan Smith, Daniel Lapaine, Darrel D'Silva & More!
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2012

According to a report from whatsonstage.com, Daniel Lapaine and Darrel D'Silva will join previously cast Sheridan Smith in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic. Previews begin tonight, September 5, with an opening set on September 12, 2012. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheridan Smith-Led HEDDA GABLER at the Old Vic This Fall: Daniel Lapaine, Darrel D'Silva & More
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2012

According to a report from whatsonstage.com, Daniel Lapaine and Darrel D'Silva will join previously cast Sheridan Smith in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic. Previews begin September 5, with an opening set on September 12, 2012. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to Star in Old Vic's HEDDA GABLER, September - Brian Friel Adapts Ibsen
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2012

Sheridan Smith will star in the Old Vic's production of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The show begins previews on the 5th of September and opens on the 12th for a run until the 10th of Novemeber. (more...)