“I don’t even know always what sets it off but when it happens, I’m not responsible for what I say or what I do.”
Arriving home after a long honeymoon Hedda struggles with coming to terms with marriage to a man she married for what she hoped would be financial security, not love, and moving into a new home she and her new husband cannot afford.
Brought up in a sheltered environment by a single parent, Hedda has yearned for years to grasp life by the throat and enjoy herself. Instead, she feels trapped. Buried alive with years of tedious, intolerable life ahead of her, she plots to break that tedium by the manipulation of those close to her with consequences over thirty-six hours which even she had not foreseen…
Written by Here to There Productions’ Company Director, Andrew Whittle, this inspired new interpretation of one of theatre’s most sacred of pieces enjoyed a highly successful inaugural run in Malvern earlier this year, being hailed a triumph by both critics & audience alike, and boasting a near sell-out run at The Coach House Theatre.
A complex tale of power and manipulation, of drunkenness and jealousy, of inequality and competition between the sexes that shocked audiences in the 1890s yet still resonates with audiences today.
- RUNNING TIME170 mins (inc. interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- VENUEFactory Theatre
7:30pm & 2:30pm (Sat matinee only)