Royal Dramatic Theatre DRAMATEN (Sweden)

Hedda Gabler directed by Anna Pettersson is a visual experimental deconstruction of one of Ibsen’s classic works. Hedda Gabler is one of Henrik Ibsen’s most durable masterpieces. Written in 1890, it tells the story of the frustrated woman trapped in patriarchal social structures, who has an increasingly desperate need to free herself from the shackles. 

Electra Hallman in the title role of Hedda Gabler is the only actor who is physically present on stage. She interacts with video projections with the three male characters that circle around Hedda Gabler: Jörgen Tesman, Judge Brack and Ejlert Lövborg. 

In 1998, Anna Pettersson, herself played the title role in the Stockholm City Theater’s celebrated production. Now as the director of the show, she continues to explore Ibsen with radical attitude and ingenuity.

Directed by Anna Pettersson (pictured)

Stage Design: Anna Pettersson and Jan Lundberg

Costumes: Jan Lundberg

Sound and Light: Gustave Lund

Light design: Magnus Pettersson

Masks and wigs: Thea Holmberg Kristensen

Film Photography: Klas Hjertberg, Dallas Motion Agency

Film production: Dallas Motion Agency

Hjertberg, Dallas Motion Agency 

CAST: Electra Hallman as Hedda Gabler, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Kim Haugen, Eindride Eidsvold

Duration of the show: 1 hour 10 minutes without intermission. 

This project is implemented with support of the Swedish Institute and Embassy of Sweden in Tallinn.