Secret House and Seymour Centre present

Hedda Gabler (Education Performances)

by Henrik Ibsen

13 & 20 May 2020

 

Fresh from their acclaimed independent productions of Crime and Punishment and The Seagull, Secret House debut another realist classic perfect for Stage 5 and 6 Drama students.

 

Bored by life and feeling trapped in a stifling marriage Hedda Gabler, one of Ibsen’s most famous and vivid anti-heroines, struggles to break free from social norms with tragic results.

 

For Hedda, the everyday is a negative force that affords her no meaning. Her intense sense of boredom quickly becomes aggression. Its ferocity shatters everything in its path, including Hedda herself.

 

Often described as the female Hamlet, Hedda Gabler places a complicated and controversial character at the centre of its story and raises important questions about mental health, conformity, manipulation, addiction and suicide.

 

EDUCATION INFORMATION

Tickets: School groups of 8+ $20 per student. One teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price.

 

Suitability:
Years 9 – 12
Stage 5 Drama, English
Stage 6 Drama, English

 

Q&As: Short Q&As will take place after school performances.

 

Resources: Teacher resource kits will be available for all bookings.

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer Henrik Ibsen
Director Anthony Skuse