Hedda Gabler, This Is Not a Love Story

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 3m

Hedda Gabler, This is Not a Love Story
by Henrik Ibsen
in a new version by Selma Dimitrijevic
from the literal translation by Anne and Karin Bamborough

This married life is not what Hedda Gabler signed up for. She is the daughter of a general; a gun-toting, horse-riding, party-throwing siren. Then, with one little ring on a finger, she’s supposed to turn into the quiet, predictable wife of an academic.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


When promises are broken, an old flame comes to town, blackmail and scandal are threatened and other, braver women start to occupy the limelight, Hedda has to decide: must she submit, settle down and knuckle under or is it possible to stand up, take control and tear it all down?

Hedda Gabler is Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, possibly the greatest stage role ever written for an actress. This funny, shocking and powerful play opens up the desperation and absurdity of trying to live as a thing that you are not.
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Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1 ...
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Selma Dimitrijevic

Selma is Greyscale Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. Theatre credits include: Dr. Frankenstein (Greyscale/Northern Stage); A Prayer (Greyscale/NorthernStage); Night Time (Traverse Theatre); Broken (Oran Mor); Game Theory (ek/Traverse Theatre); Re:Union (7:84); Harmless ...
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