Hedda Gabler

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

By In Theatre 2 hour 4 min

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Double Olivier Award-winner plays the titular role in writer Patrick Marber's modern adaptation Hedda Gabler, with director making his debut.

Following the eponymous figure in the early days of a tedious marriage, longing to be free, Hedda Gabler is broadly considered Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, with Marber's vital new version transporting the tale to a modern setting.

Wilson, star of television's Luther and The Affair, will tackle one of the stage's greatest roles, while one in Van Hove, the production is led by one of the world's most exciting directors. Already seen in New York and Amsterdam, his radical interpretation has received vast critical acclaim, prior to its eagerly anticipated transfer to the National Theatre Lyttelton.