19:00, Tue 26th February – Sat 1st March 2008 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 6
‘I’m burning your child. I’m burning the baby…’ Returning from honeymoon with her dull academic husband, aristocratic Hedda finds herself trapped by bourgeois domesticity. This is a world she cannot tolerate but lacks the courage to escape. She is driven only by her own deadly talent for boredom and destruction. Hedda fantasises about setting blonde hair on fire. She plays with loaded pistols but aims at the sky. Over the next thirty six hours she will learn to use her weapons. HATS and the Fletcher Players present a new, pared down, visceral interpretation of Ibsen’s drawing room tragedy of frustration, moral cowardice and casual cruelty. There is blood on the writing desk and someone’s child in the grate. Will Hedda do the unspeakable?