Hedda Gabler (Marber)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4w, 3m

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

Hedda Gabler (Marber)

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    4w, 3m
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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)


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

Ibsen’s classic in a version by Patrick Marber. Hedda returns from her honeymoon with new husband George Tesman.

Struggling with her marriage and life devoid of excitement, Hedda strives to find a way to fulfil her desires by manipulating those around her.

This version opened at the National Theatre, London, in December 2016s


"It is a version that will have a life beyond this production." - The Guardian, Read more

"...smartly conceived and surprisingly understated..." - The Telegraph, Read more

"Patrick Marber's new translation is supple, spare and funny; close to the original but with just enough modernity to let him highlight both the humour and the threat." - Whatsonstage, Read more


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Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) 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 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then set off ...

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Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber was born in London in 1964. He began his career as a writer in 1986. He co-wrote and appeared in a number of radio and television programmes including The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You. In 1995 his first play, Dealer’s Choice, premiered at the National ...
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