Hedda longs to be free. She struggles with an existence she finds devoid of excitement and enchantment. Returning home from her honeymoon, Hedda is already bored of her marriage, her husband, her life.
Determined and destructive, manipulative and pitiful, she sets in motion a chain of events to improve her station that will become her undoing.
In this production at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art I was lucky enough to be allowed to step into Hedda’s shoes. It’s one of the best en most interesting parts I have ever gotten the chance to throw myself into and it is my dream to one day get to portray Hedda in a professional production.
Considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre, Hedda was given new life in this production of Brian Friel’s adaptation of Ibsen’s brilliant masterpiece that explores the descent of Hedda Gabler into the treacherous void between expectation and reality.
Played out swiftly over 24 hours, Ibsen’s startingly resonant play is a thrilling portrayal of the free-spirited Hedda. Railing against a life of crippling convention, Hedda cuts through the lives of everyone in her orbit.