Cast announced for premiere of Shooting Hedda Gabler at Rose Theatre Kingston

Casting has been announced for the premiere of Shooting Hedda Gabler at Rose Theatre.

A Rose Original Production in association with The Norwegian Ibsen Company, the new play by Nina Segal adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, will run from 4 – 21 October 2023 with previews from 29 September. Tickets are on sale now here.

Antonia Thomas plays the role of Hedda, with Christian Rubeck as Henrik, Avi Nash as Ejlert, joined by Anna Andresen as Berta, Matilda Bailes as Thea and Joshua James as Jørgen.

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.

What awaits her in Norway is Henrik, the brilliant and demanding director – and a film set where reality and fiction are blurred, not least by the arrival of one of her real-life exes. With every moment being filmed, 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, about doing whatever is necessary to get the shot.

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Directed by Jeff James, the production has set design by Rosanna Vize, costume design by Milla Clarke, lighting design by Hansjörg Schmidt, composition by & sound design by Kieran Lucas, intimacy & movement direction by Ingrid Mackinnon, assistant direction by Amy Crighton and casting by Sam Jones CDG.

Jeff James said: “I’m so excited to start rehearsals with this amazing company of actors. Nina’s daring and hilarious play reimagines Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in an utterly original way and working with this stellar cast I hope we’re going to make something really special for the Rose’s audiences.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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