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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler (2018) is a planned theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production will be performed in the theatre's venue The Torshov Theatre.

Sofia Jupither directs it.

Kjersti Botn Sandal plays the role of Hedda.

Hedda Gabler is part of the program of The Ibsen Festival 2018.


(Objekt ID 86074)
Object type Production
Premiere September 11, 2018
Produced by The National Theatre, The Torshov Theatre
Based on Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period September 11, 2018  
Website Nationaltheatret

At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Hedda Gabler:

"Hedda Gabler is one of Ibsen's most mysterious characters. She is beautiful, smart, resourceful, and she just returned from her honeymoon with the successful, up-and-coming academic Jørgen (in English translations often called George) Tesman. Behind the polished facade, Hedda fights her own battle.

The thing is, she and Jørgen are expecting a child, and Hedda feels far from prepared for it. In her quest for a solution Hedda initiates a game with fatal consequences for herself and the people surrounding her. Which are the choices Hedda feels she has? Which choices do we make because we want to? Which do we make because we think we must?

These questions are what director Sofia Jupither bases her work on, when she confronts Henrik Ibsen's familiar play from 1890."

In a press release from The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Hedda Gabler:

"In September The International Ibsen Festival is arranged. The National Theatre stages three plays by Ibsen: The Master Builder at the main stage, Hedda Gabler at The Torshov Theatre and The Vikings at Helgelandat Malersalen.

- And if there is one trait that characterises these plays, it is the strong, independent- and not particularly sympathetic - female roles. This keeps being called for, in movies and theatre. So get ready for a meeting with Hjørdis, Hedda and Hilde - women who don't hesitate to serve themselves. Often at the cost of the people and the men (SIC) surrounding them, head of The National Theatre, Hanne Tømta, says.

At the occasion of the festival, The National Theatre also presents a recent play written by the humorous, tongue in cheek and existential playwright and resident director at The National Theatre, Jonas Corell Petersen, Arbeidstittel: Savnet fellesskap* (Working title: Community missing).

These productions can be enjoyed throughout the autumn - including after the end of the festival."


Press release from The National Theatre via My Newsdesk 26.04.2018, www.mynewsdesk.com, 26.04.2018, http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/nationaltheatret/pressreleases/teaterhoesten-2018-er-lansert-2489696

The National Theatre, nationaltheatret.no, 26.04.2018, https://www.nationaltheatret.no/forestillinger/hedda-gabler/

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Performance dates
September 11, 2018 19:30 – Torshovteatret - Hovedsalen Opening night
Festivals (1)
The Ibsen Festival September 11, 2018