16 Novemberto27 November
Maltings CastPerformed by
The Maltings TheatreVenue/Stage
By Henrik Ibsen
By Henrik Ibsen
Arriving home after an extended honeymoon, Hedda struggles with an existence devoid of intimacy, excitement or enchantment. She has everything she said she wanted, and nothing she really desires. Railing against a life of crippling convention, she turns to the lives of others; enchanting and beguiling them, bending them to her will, determined to be a woman of consequence, whatever the consequences. Played out swiftly over 36 hours, we watch Hedda struggle to maintain her hold on life as she realises the limits of her new existence. Trapped in her new home, the clock is ticking and the walls are closing in, and this dangerously irresistible woman rushes headlong towards a disaster that will embrace all those who have fallen fatally under her spell.
“OVO’s Hedda Gabler is the best production of this play to have been seen in Britain in the last ten years. There have been many more lavish, (plenty) more ‘radical’ and several with starrier names, but for sheer engagement with the text, original insight and sense of ensemble, this is at the top of the pile. It’s worth travelling a long way to catch this production. It’s unlikely you’ll see a better (or truer) Hedda Gabler anywhere else for the foreseeable future."
Number 9 Reviews
“Janet Podd's direction of the ensemble is excellent with characters naturally filling and moving in the space. Faith Turner is superb as Hedda: disdainful, condescending, enigmatic and cruel."
Spy in the Stalls
“A stimulating and compelling production directed imaginatively by Janet Podd and with a first-rate cast. Faith Turner gives a remarkable performance in the role of Hedda. Lyle Fulton brings a beguiling naivete to the role of Hedda’s husband George. Marc Ozall carries off the role of the upright but devious Judge Brack with aplomb. And Jane Withers’ Thea brings out every aspect of light and shade in the relationship between the two women. OVO are never afraid to tackle classic plays like Hedda Gabler and when they’re good, they’re very good. This is very good indeed.”
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