Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Quit While You're a Hedda

I went to the opening night of the excellent new production of Hedda Gabler in the Colour House Theatre last night.

It's a very interesting reading of the play. Jonathon Roberts makes Jørgen such an agreeable chap that he never seems pitiful or worthy of contempt, and the lady herself is portrayed more as a victim of circumstance than either a proto-feminist or a bunny-boiling neurotic.

Also, while Hedda Gabler will never be Ibsen's comedy of manners, the cast do extract a fair amount of laughter from the proceedings. Give yourself a treat and go along.

(I bumped into the director in the kebab shop on the way home. What a glamorous life it is.)
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