Hedda Gabler (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Hedda Gabler

Stark and surprising modern adaptation

A boldly minimal, variably acted and oddly updated adaptation of Ibsen’s great drama from the young actors of Palindrome Theatre Company of Austin, Texas. One of the Norwegian Bard’s characters will, we are told, ‘piss his pants’, another is ‘a piece of shit’; textual alterations which are incongruous in an otherwise classically-oriented production. Robin Grace Thompson gives a resonating performance in the title role.

Hill Street Theatre, 226 6522, until 29 Aug, 2.15pm, £8 (£6).

Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

  • 3 stars

UK premiere overture and adaptation. A new English adaptation of the international classic that invented the anti-heroine, broken of its Victorian rigidity and focused on the games of self-inflicted entrapment imposed by Ibsen’s stifling society as viewed through a veil of lace.

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