Hedda Gabler - National Theatre - January 2017

Hedda Gabler review – Ruth Wilson lets loose Ibsen's demons

Ruth Wilson superbly conveys the desolation of Ibsen’s ahead-of-her-time aesthete in Ivo van Hove’s invigorating modern-dress version

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler is one of the great portraits of a soul in crisis, and Ruth Wilson brings a thrilling volatility to its title role. She captures the boredom and reckless verve of a passionate woman who rebels against the numbness of a stifling marriage, spots vulgarity unerringly yet dreads the prospect of scandal.

Ruth Wilson& Rafe Spall in Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

Petronella Barker as Hedda Tesman in the National Theatret production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler," 2006 - Photo by Erik Berg

Petronella Barker as Hedda Tesman in the National Theatret production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler," 2006 - Photo by Erik Berg

Kyle Soller as Tesman with Ruth Wilson as Hedda Gabler at the National.

Hedda Gabler review – Ruth Wilson shines in Patrick Marber’s Ibsen update

Ivo van Hove, one of the world's most exciting directors, makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece. Press Night for Hedda Gabler is 12 December. The production will continue in repertoire until 21 March.

Ruth Wilson and Rafe Spall in Hedda Gabler, National Theatre. March 2016.

Ruth Wilson and Rafe Spall in Hedda Gabler, National Theatre.

Hedda Gabler | National Theatre

Hedda Gabler | National Theatre

Vilhelm Hammershøi: the poetry of silence

Vilhelm Hammershøi: the poetry of silence

A rare glimpse into the private life of the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi at the Royal Academy

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