Classic drama of a woman consumed by her passions and driven to destroy all she should love. Hedda's recent and unexpected marriage to worthy but dull academic Tesman is threatened when she returns from honeymoon to find that Lovborg, a charismatic but dissolute previous admirer, has reformed his ways and published a best-selling masterpiece. His now-found success now threatens Tesman's own claim to a professorship - which is his only hope of supporting Hedda in the style she demands. Tesman is already in debt to another of Hedda's admirers, the dangerous Judge Brack. But suddenly events seem to put Hedda in a position to control all their destinies. This is a blistering examination of a woman in turmoil. With Blood Wedding and The Bacchae, Hedda Gabler forms part of 2012's unique trilogy of plays, Festival of Chaos. A two month celebration in Northampton, the Festival explores the contemporary relevance of the god Dionysus.Performers Emma Hamilton, Jack Hawkins, Lex Shrapnel, Jay Villiers, Sue Wallace, Matti Houghton, Janice McKenzie.
Author Henrik Ibsen. Producer Royal and Derngate. Producer Made in Northampton. Producer Festival of Chaos. Adapted by Andrew Upton. Director Laurie Sansom. Design Ruth Sutcliffe. Sound Ben Harrison. Lighting Philip Gladwell.