A new version of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
Presented by Hotel Now
Supported by the City of Stonnington
Prahran Council Chambers
22 May – 3 June 2018
Her father’s cabinet colleagues predicted she’d be the next female PM, now Hedda Gabler finds herself incognito as a wife and deeply unsatisfied with how her life has turned out.
Just married to old friend and constitutional law reform expert George and with nothing to entertain her besides a flirtation with suspicious neighbour Brack, Hedda is bored out of her mind.
So when her first love Eli returns, newly sober and with a book topping the bestseller lists, Hedda’s jealousy and frustration explode.
In her determination to make her life matter, Hedda will discover an untapped gift for inciting chaos.
Director: Cathy Hunt
Producer: Siobhan Connors
Costume & Set Designer: Eloise Kent
Sound Designer: Jess Keeffe
Lighting Designer: Max Evans
Production Assistant: Syrie Payne
Cast: Cait Spiker, Tim Wotherspoon, Luke Mulquiney, Fabio Motta, Laila Thaker, Verity Higgins
every moment of the chaotic story is believable and beautifully complex…an expertly constructed text
an exciting new contemporary version composed masterfully with sharp poignant dialogue
seriously exciting theatre; beautifully realised and expertly crafted, urgent work that makes you sit on the edge of your seat.
Bryce Ives, Artistic Director, Theatre Works
A really remarkable young playwright… I’m so excited to see what she does next.
Smart Arts, Triple RRR
Warner’s clever modernisation
Brilliant, 4.5 stars
Warner’s Hedda remains tragically fated and hopelessly flawed, but in a distinctly current way, channelling the disaffected yet privileged cynicism of a Bret Easton Ellis anti-heroine.
© Theresa Harrison Photography