By Mark Shenton
10 Jul 2012
|Photo by © The Society of London Theatre|
Joining the previously announced Sheridan Smith in the title role are Darrell D’Silva as Judge Brack, Buffy Davis as Bertha, Daniel Lapaine as Eilert Loevborg, Anne Reid as Juliana Tesman, Adrian Scarborough as George Tesman and Fenella Woolgar as Thea Elvsted.
Ibsen's play, presented in an adaptation by Brian Friel, is directed by Anna Mackmin.
The play "revolves around the conflict of the requirements of society and those of the individual, charting the corrosive descent of Hedda Gabler into the treacherous void between expectation and reality. The general's daughter has married the respectable academic Tesman - a husband she despises as mediocre – and now, driven by fear and loathing, Hedda's despair goads her independent spirit to a rage expressed in the wilful contamination of life around her which eventually leads to disaster for her and all those beguiled by her."
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