Friday, 14 September 2012
Theatre review: Hedda Gabler
After an inventively-staged Doll's House at the Young Vic earlier this summer, its older namesake down the road was inevitably going to offer a more traditional affair. Although, in its own way, Lez Brotherston's lavish set design has some of the same intention as Ian MacNeil's revolving flat, as Hedda and George's sitting room backs on to a number of glass-walled ante-rooms, through which some of the characters' behind-the-scenes lives can be glimpsed, including the violent denouement.
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen in a version by Brian Friel is booking until the 10th of November at the Old Vic.
Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes including interval.