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On Tour: Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
In a new version by Patrick Marber

UK & Ireland Tour 2017-18

UK & Ireland Tour

On Tour: Hedda Gabler

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 and manipulate those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

This modern production of Ibsen’s thrilling masterpiece is brought to bold new life by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer) and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winner Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, Network).

This critically acclaimed production is now on a UK and Ireland tour following a sold out run at the National Theatre. Lizzy Watts plays the title role of the free-spirited Hedda Gabler, one of the greatest dramatic parts in theatre and regarded as the female Hamlet.

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Hedda Gabler toured to the following venues:

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Monday 2 – Saturday 7 October 2017

Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 October 2017

Leicester Curve
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 October 2017

The Lowry Salford
Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 4 November 2017

Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 November 2017

Hull New Theatre
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 November 2017

His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 November 2017

Northampton Royal & Derngate
Tuesday 28 November – Saturday 2 December 2017

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 January 2018

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 January 2018

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Mon 29 Jan – Sat 3 Feb 2018

Nottingham Theatre Royal
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 February 2018

Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 February 2018

Grand Opera House York
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Feb 2018

Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 27 February – Saturday 3 March 2018

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 March 2018

Hedda Gabler on Tour | Trailer

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free…

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5 star rating

A triumphant Hedda for our times.

Mail on Sunday
5 star rating

A Hedda unlike any I have ever seen.

5 star rating

Director Ivo van Hove’s thrilling new production.

Radio Times
4 star rating

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

4 star rating

A ferocious production.

Sunday Times

Ivo van Hove is one of the world’s most in-demand directors.


Try outstanding theatre for only £5

Under 26? Love theatre? Or do you just want to see what all the fuss is about? Don’t miss your chance to see this ★★★★★ production of Hedda Gabler, brought to bold new life by an award-winning creative team. Theatre never looked this good.

£5 tickets available at all tour venues* and are bookable online, in person and over the phone using the code IBSEN5. Proof of age may be required and booking fees may apply, check with individual venues for details.


*excluding The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

Hedda Gabler on Tour production photo with Lizzy Watts as Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler on Tour | Hedda in Three Words

How can you fit Hedda Gabler into three words? The answer is sometimes you can't.

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Hedda Gabler on Tour | The character of Hedda

Who is Hedda Gabler? We asked the cast about the title character of their new production, which is now touring the UK.

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Hedda Gabler on Tour | Why should audiences see the play?

Why see Hedda Gabler? We asked the cast.

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Hedda Gabler on Tour | Teaser Trailer

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Mrs Elvsted
Annabel Bates
Adam Best
Adam Best
Cate Cammack
Understudy Hedda Gabler and Mrs Elvsted
Cate Cammack
Joseph Capp
Understudy Brack
Joseph Capp
JP Conway
Understudy Tesman and Lovborg
JP Conway
Kate Cook
Understudy Juliana and Berte
Kate Cook
Abhin Galeya
Richard Pyros
Lizzy Watts
Hedda Gabler
Lizzy Watts

Photo of Lizzy Watts by Hugo Glendinning

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