Author(s): Henrik Ibsen, translated by Edmund Gosse and William Archer
Company: Fish Don’t Matter Theatre Company
Running time: 1h 30min approx
The honeymoon is over, and Hedda is feeling trapped.
Raised in privilege as the daughter of the great General Gabler, she has married beneath her station into the ‘genteel poverty’ offered by her husband, George Tesman, a well-meaning academic who is doing all he can to meet her every whim. It is not enough. Her needs are deeper. And darker.
Even as she struggles to restrain her wild impulses, she begins to crave the fatal power to mould someone else’s destiny. That someone else turns out to be the only person in the world that Hedda might love.
Can Hedda awaken a sense of empathy before things go too far? Will she find meaning in a life so filled with limitations?