Shooting Hedda Gabler

Starring Antonia Thomas as Hedda
Fri 29 September - Sat 21 October
29 September
21 October

★★★★ ‘A piercing, stylish reinvention of Ibsen’s classic. Watching it feels like licking a live wire.’ - The Guardian

A Rose Original Production in association with The Norwegian Ibsen Company

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.


★★★★ ‘Ibsen as a needle-sharp, savagely funny Me Too nightmare’ - The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Antonia Thomas is terrific in this stylish spin on an Ibsen classic’ - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘James directs with verve and precision, building a tense, pressure-cooker atmosphere leavened with appealingly bleak humour’ - The Stage

★★★★ ‘Swaggering energy tempered with icy intelligence’ - What’s On Stage


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A Rose Original Production in association with The Norwegian Ibsen Company


Supported by the Norwegian Embassy, and Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund held at The London Community Foundation


Event details

Running time: 2hrs 10mins, incl. interval
Age guidance: 14+
Warnings: Contains strong language, gunshots, smoking and adult themes. For a full set of trigger warnings, please contact the box office.

Captioned performance: Saturday 21 October, 2:30pm

Press night: Wednesday 4 October, 7:30pm
Friends night: Thursday 12 October, 6:30-7:30pm, Rose Cafe