Hedda Gabler Takes To The Stage of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre

Directed by Chelsea Walker, a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is currently running at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre until November 2. Adapted from the original by Brian Friel, this bold new production challenges audiences to consider one of the great masterpieces of European theatre from a different perspective.

Three exceptional Welsh actors have been cast in this production. Playing George Tesman is Marc Antolin, Marc makes his Sherman Theatre debut having recently been seen in Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe). The captivating character of Hedda Gabler is played by Heledd Gwynn (Richard III, Headlong; Say It With Flowers Sherman Theatre) and Richard Mylan returns to Sherman Theatre to play Judge Brack following performances in Gary Owen’s The Cherry Orchard and Killology.

Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director Joe Murphy has said:

“Hedda Gabler is a beguiling and beautiful play that explores the damage we do when we don’t live as ourselves. In this age of identity crises, both personal and political, this play has never been more relevant. Chelsea Walker is assembling an incredible cast and I can’t wait to see her thrilling, contemporary version of the play.”

Trapped in her new home, a young wife longs for a different future. Hedda Gabler, now Hedda Tesman, has everything she said she wanted, and nothing she really desires. Now time is ticking, and she’s losing sense of who she really is. Beguiling, fascinating and troubling, there is no other character in drama like Hedda Gabler.

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