Saturday October 31, 2020

Adaptation of Ibsen classic blends the old with the new

Theatre: Hedda Gabler. By Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Annabelle Comyn. Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Runs until May 16. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

22nd April, 2015
2
Keith McErlean, Peter Gaynor and Catherine Walker in Hedda Gabler at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Who is Hedda Gabler? This is the question emblazoned on posters to advertise the Abbey Theatre’s latest version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, one that people have been asking ever since she first appeared 125 years ago. Some see her as a feminist pioneer struggling against her patriarchal society, others as a sociopath who casually destroys others’ lives for her own amusement.

Mark O’Rowe’s sensitive new adaptation allows audiences to make up...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

A fictional mystery podcast, a spooky video game and a modern movie based on a classic novel are this week’s picks

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 6 days ago

In spite of the cold, and disturbing reflections, Irish TV’s favourite architect hasn’t let go of his obsession with very big windows

Emmanuel Kehoe | 6 days ago

A new Crash Bandicoot game, a drama about former FBI director James Comey and an unusual trip to the beach are this week’s selections

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 1 month ago