Anna Mackmin directs Olivier Award-winner Sheridan Smith in this major new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Brian Friel’s adaptation of this seminal work reveals a play as fresh and shocking as when it was originally written.
Played out swiftly over 24 hours, Ibsen’s startlingly resonant play is a thrilling portrayal of the free-spirited Hedda Gabler. Railing against a life of crippling convention Hedda Gabler cuts through the lives of everyone in her orbit.
"A Triumph all round" The Times
"Top-flight cast led by the superb Sheridan Smith" The Telegraph
Sheridan Smith has carved out a reputation for being one of Britain’s finest young stage stars having won the Olivier and Evening Standard Best Actress awards for her performance in Trevor Nunn’s production of Flare Path and the Olivier Best Actress award for Legally Blonde. Her recent TV credits include Accused and Mrs Biggs and she also features in the forthcoming film Hysteria.
Cast also includes Darrell D’Silva, Buffy Davis, Daniel Lapaine, Anne Reid, Adrian Scarborough and Fenella Woolgar.