adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from an original work by Henrik Ibsen
Lucy Kirkwood's version of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler relocates his nineteenth-century heroine to 21st-century Notting Hill. It was first performed at the Gate Theatre, London, on 21 August 2008.
Hedda, still mourning the father she adored, returns from honeymoon with a husband she doesn’t love, to a flat they can’t afford and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Trapped by her past and terrified by her future, bored by her life but too cowardly to walk away from it, she finds herself caught between three men. Ultimately, something has to give.
The Gate Theatre premiere was directed by Carrie Cracknell and designed by Holly Waddington, with a cast including Cara Horgan as Hedda and Tom Mison as her husband, George.