When offered the lead part in a Norwegian film adaptation of Hedda Gabler, an American actress seizes the opportunity to escape Hollywood - and gain some artistic credibility. She’s running away from her past as a child star, from her present as a tabloid punchline, and from an unfortunate collision between a self-driving Tesla and a member of the paparazzi. But most of all - she's running away from herself.
What awaits her in Norway is a film set where reality and fiction are blurred by Henrik, the brilliant and demanding director. With every moment being filmed and with the arrival of one of her real-life exes, she becomes unmoored and paranoid. As the atmosphere on set becomes increasingly claustrophobic, Henrik becomes fixated on how to end the movie with a bang.
Shooting Hedda Gabler is a radical and affectionate adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler written by Nina Segal and directed by Jeff James (Persuasion). Ibsen's classic is reimagined in a brand new play about doing whatever is necessary to get the shot.
Supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund held at The London Community Foundation
Running time: TBC
Age guidance: TBC
Access performances: All access performances will be announced at a later date
Friends night: Thursday 12 October, 6:30-7:30pm, Rose Cafe