Haydn seeks Hedda in Salford

Published: 28 July 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Haydn Gwynne will lead the cast of Hedda Tesman in the title role when it takes to The Lowry stage October 3–19 in Salford.

She is joined by Anthony Calf as George Tesman, Jonathan Hyde as Brack, Jacqueline Clarke as Julie Tesman, Natalie Simpson as Thea Tesman, Irfan Shamji as Elijah and Rebecca Oldfield as Bertha.

A Week 53 Commission, in collaboration with Headlong and Chichester Festival Theatre, Hedda Tesman continues the work of The Lowry's biennial festival that presents work with contemporary new ways of telling stories.

Cordelia Lynn’s play puts new life into Ibsen’s classic. Headlong associate director Holly Race Roughan directs an exploration of motherhood, power and sabotage.