The Old Vic
returns to The Old Vic to direct Olivier Award-Winner
in this major new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
’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 (Sheridan Smith). Railing against a life of crippling convention Hedda Gabler cuts through the lives of everyone in her orbit.
Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s most prolific and distinguished playwrights, his plays include
Translations, Aristocrats, Faith Healer
Philadelphia, Here I Come!
and his adaptations include Chekhov‘s
Anna Mackmin is returning to The Old Vic after her recent production of Tom Stoppard’s
The Real Thing
and Brian Friel’s modern classic
Dancing At Lughnasa
. Recently Anna has directed
Di and Viv and Rose
Me and My Girl
(Sheffield Crucible) and
Really Old Like Forty Five
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
and the Olivier Best Actress award for
. Her recent TV credits include
Director: Anna Mackmin, Designer: Lez Brotherston, Lighting: Mark Henderson, Music: Paul Englishby, Sound: Simon Baker, Casting: Sarah Bird
Cast: Darrell D’Silva, Buffy Davis, Daniel Lapaine, Anne Reid, Adrian Scarborough, Sheridan Smith, Fenella Woolgar