The Lowry is pleased to announce its co-production with Headlong and Chichester Festival Theatre "Hedda Tesman" will tread Salford boards on Thursday 3 until Saturday 19 October following its premiere run at Minerva Theatre.
"Hedda Tesman" by Cordelia Lynn, after Henrik Ibsen, directed by Holly Race Roughan and designed by Anna Fleischle goes onsale at The Lowry Friday 8 March with member’s presale on Thursday 7 March.
A doting husband. A troubled writer. A loaded gun. It’s 2019 and Hedda Tesman returns to a life she can’t seem to escape.
After thirty years of playing wife, Hedda is bitter and bored. When her estranged daughter, Thea, suddenly reappears asking for help, the present begins to echo the past and Hedda embarks on a path of destruction.
This fresh production of "Hedda Tesman" breathes new life into Ibsen’s "Hedda Gabler", asking what we inherit, what we endure and how we carry our history. Holly Race Roughan directs this vital exploration of motherhood, power and sabotage.
Cordelia Lynn was the recipient of the 2017 Harold Pinter Commission. Her works includes ‘One for Sorrow’ and ‘Lela and Co’ for the Royal Court and the libretto for ‘Miranda’ at the Opéra Comique, Paris. Her plays ‘Best Served Cold’ (Vaults Festival) and ‘Believers Anonymous’ (Rosemary Branch) were both directed by Holly Race Roughan.
Headlong is a British touring theatre company noted for making bold, innovative productions with some of the UK’s finest artists.
‘Hedda Tesman’ is a co-production between Headlong, The Lowry and Chichester Festival Theatre.