Ibsen’s difficult late play comes to the National Theatre in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove. In a modern production, set in one white box, minimally furnished, and airless except for one window (adding to the oppression of the story), it begins with two figures already on stage, one sitting motionless on a chair to the side, and one playing the piano, occasionally flinging themselves forward on to the keys in frustration or despair. 542 more words
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Directed by critically acclaimed director Ivo van Hove, Hedda Gabler stars Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) as the title character. In a new adaptation by Patrick Marber from Henrik Ibsen’s original text, Hedda Gabler is a compelling play about a woman who becomes bored and restless when she settles down into married life. 405 more words
Hedda Gabler is one of those plays that has become a staple for every drama student or budding actor. I first came across Ibsen’s masterpiece whilst studying A-Level Drama, and again for English A-Level, and again at university. 972 more words
The National Theatre production will see director Ivo Van Hove making his National Theatre debut with this modern interpretation of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
This new production of the classic play will see Ruth Wilson playing the title role alongside Rafe Spall ( 135 more words
What a dramatic episode! After starting off relatively positive, with only the problem of a smuggling informant to worry about, events took a devastating turn. Francis’ death was one we thought had happened episodes earlier when he tried to commit suicide, but ironically now he had settled and was happy, death chose him. 824 more words