Hedda Gabler
In selected international venues

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Patrick Marber

Ruth Wilson plays the title role in Ivo van Hove's production.

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“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Dark, bold and devastating. A triumph.

Mail on Sunday

‘A Hedda unlike any I have ever seen. Devastating.’

WhatsOnStage

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‘One of the performances and productions of the year.’

Daily Telegraph

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‘Ruth Wilson brings a thrilling volatility to the title role.’

Evening Standard

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'An invigorating production which forces us to see Ibsen's masterpiece with fresh eyes.'

Guardian

A ferocious production.

Sunday Times

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