Henrik Ibsen's firmly domestic tragedy is a contemporary representation of the modern bourgeoisie woman in Norway. The eponymous play sees the protagonist become playgoers heroine; the tragedy of her situation and her (lack of) coping mechanisms are to be admired. Hedda's inescapable circumstances and limitations are what Ibsen has masterfully portrayed.
Ibsen thus became a playwright to be reckoned with and arguably carved a modern take on the classic domestic tragedies originally adopted by Shakespeare and other predecessors. Hedda Gabler was as controversial as Ibsen's reputation, and firmly a success. It remains a play that is as relevant in the twenty first century as it was contemporary during the 19th century.
This classic play has been reworked, and is coming to The Birmingham REP theatre under the name 'Heather Gardener' from Robin French, directed by Mike Bradwell.
Get your tickets fast because this is sure to be a sell-out play. Tickets start from £3.00, but I've no doubt they'll sell out quickly. Also remember the theatre opens thirty minutes before the play begins, so make sure you get there within an hour of it starting so you can buy theatre munchies.