HeddaWatch on Catchup from 30 Nov
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The show is no longer available but there are plenty of other things on demand to watch.
You’re stuck. Marooned with this person, everlastingly stuck looking at the same face and listening to it talk and chew and snore and breathe. And knowing it’ll never stop. That this is it. Always and eternally.
Hedda feels trapped by the prospect of normality. Having just returned from her honeymoon with George, an academic who she doesn’t love, a future in this utterly boring environment terrifies her.
With George occupied with yet another paper on robotic ants and his dowdy sister Julia fussing over the prospect of aunthood, Hedda naturally tries to make things more interesting. Attempting to gain power over others though leaves her caught between three men.
Ultimately, something has to give.
Lucy Kirkwood’s adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece sees Hedda Gabler transplanted to a doer-upper in twenty-first century Notting Hill. With subtle lines drawn between comedy and drama, this recording of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's unforgettable live-streamed November performance from Bristol Old Vic's main stage is not to be missed.
Please Note: this show is not included in the Season Pass for Bristol Old Vic At Home Season Two.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
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Photography: Craig Fuller
Producing Theatre in a Pandemic: At the start of the autumn term, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s final year Professional Acting students changed their living arrangements in order to form household bubbles aligned with their casting. This allows for physical contact between some of the characters, as you would expect in a regular theatre performance.