Set in the confines of a recording studio.
Recording Hedda gives a two-way mirror look at the psychological makeup of a modern-day woman in her late thirties, whose fictional character takes on her private persona.
The production draws on Ibsen’s original play and is a collaborative project between composer Kaja Bjørntvedt and director Terje Tveit exploring the dynamic between text and sound.
This production is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Norwegian Composers' Fund, Composer's Renumeration Fund and New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund
EVENTS AND TALKS
Adapting Ibsen: Betrayal or Reinvention?
Sat 14 September, 10am – 1pm + post-show Q&A after the matinee.
Tickets: £5 if bought with any performance ticket, otherwise £10
Panel discussion on the process of adapting, rewriting and reinventing Ibsen for our contemporary stage. Speakers include: theatre critic Laura Caretti of University of Siena, Ibsen scholar Marie Wells of UCL, poet and scriptwriter Sophie Reynolds, composer Kaja Bjørntvedt, artistic director Rebecca Manson Jones of Just Jones &, artistic director of Ibsen Stage Company Terje Tveit.
Disturbing Hedda – Connecting Conversations
Sat 28 Sept 5pm – 6.30pm.
Tickets: £5 if bought with a performance ticket, otherwise £10.
A conversation between psychoanalyst Phil Stokoe, director Terje Tveit composer Kaja Bjørntvedt and the audience explores Hedda Gabler, one of Ibsen’s best known and most flawed characters. For more information click here.
Ibsen Stage Company's collaborative platform was founded in 1999-2000. The company's visual style, deeply rooted in the material's psychological mechanics, seeks to merge text, music and movement and rejects any socio-historical readings or references.
QUOTES AND REVIEWS
"A pacy proof that Ibsen can outshine the gloom"
Time Out on Ibsen Stage Company