When offered the lead part in a Norwegian film adaptation of Hedda Gabler, an American actress seizes the opportunity to escape Hollywood - and gain some artistic credibility. She’s running away from her past as a child star, from her present as a tabloid punchline, and from an unfortunate collision between a self-driving Tesla and a member of the paparazzi. But most of all - she's running away from herself.
What awaits her in Norway is a film set where reality and fiction are blurred by Henrik, the brilliant and demanding director. With every moment being filmed and with the arrival of one of her real-life exes, she becomes unmoored and paranoid. As the atmosphere on set becomes increasingly claustrophobic, Henrik becomes fixated on how to end the movie with a bang.
Shooting Hedda Gabler is a radical and affectionate adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler written by Nina Segal and directed by Jeff James (Persuasion). Ibsen's classic is reimagined in a brand-new play about doing whatever is necessary to get the shot.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 21st October 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Nearest rail: Kingston
Car park: Rose Car Park
In congestion zone?: No
Infrared hearing loop
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Shooting Hedda Gabler
Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston, London
Running time: TBC
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