The Rose Theatre, Kingston
Sat 21 Oct 2023
2:30 pm
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Shooting Hedda Gabler image

Whatever it takes to get the shot… 
Shooting Hedda Gabler unfolds on a movie set in Norway where filming is underway for a film adaptation of Hedda Gabler. Inspired by conversations born out of the #MeToo movement, Nina Segal has created an affectionate, sharp and chilling reframing of Henrik Ibsen’s 130-year-old story, directed by Jeff James (Persuasion). 
After being offered the title role, an American actress seizes her opportunity to escape Hollywood – and gain some artistic credibility. 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, she is gripped by paranoia. As the atmosphere on set becomes increasingly claustrophobic, Henrik becomes fixated on how to end the movie with a bang. 
Antonia Thomas (Misfits, The Good Doctor, Lovesick) leads the company as Hedda, with Christian Rubeck (Succession, Then You Run) as Henrik, Avi Nash (The Walking Dead, Silo) as Ejlert, Anna Andresen (Emilia) as Berta, Matilda Bailes (Persuasion) as Thea, and Joshua James (Cyrano) as Jørgen.