Shooting Hedda Gabler
Shooting Hedda Gabler
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Shooting Hedda Gabler London Reviews and Tickets

55%
(4 Ratings)
Positive
25%
Mixed
50%
Negative
25%
Members say
Slow, Intense, Ambitious, Unpleasant characters, Fluffy

About the Show

Nina Segal's new radical adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3)

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53 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Unpleasant characters, Slow

See it if You want to see Antonia Thomas

Don't see it if you like seeing characters you can relate to or sympathise with

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if want to see very good performances, be shocked and worried about the main character

Don't see it if don't like gunshots, don't want to be upset

148 Reviews | 19 Followers
During previews
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Intense, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You like the original and want to see a meta take of it.

Don't see it if You expect to be surprised. It's the same old wine in a new bottle. There is also a bit too much Norwegian in it as it's a Norwegian collab.

Critic Reviews (9)

BroadwayWorld
October 6th, 2023

“Nina Segal's version captures the claustrophobia and anguish of the original, while setting it against a very modern framework, but it suffers from a lack of pace at times...If you are a fan of Ibsen, you will find this production refreshing and thought-provoking. If you are new to his work, it is unclear if it will convert you.”
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The London Evening Standard
October 7th, 2023

"The show’s ruminations on artifice, reality and control are subtly done until the last 15 minutes, when the plot spins off into repetition and absurdity. Shame: but I still left with my brain buzzing."
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Time Out London
October 6th, 2023

“An energetic, colourful take on a classic and if its bolder ideas don’t feel like they’ve quite paid off, better a swing and a miss than no swing at all.”
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The Stage (UK)
October 6th, 2023

“Boldly reframing Henrik Ibsen’s drama of passion, jealousy and festering malice, Nina Segal’s darkly insightful play-within-a-play offers an incisive deconstruction of the classic drama. ”
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WhatsOnStage
October 9th, 2023

"It’s thrilling when style and substance can co-exist as happily as they do here, and the acting is magnificent. Very highly recommended."
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 6th, 2023

“This is a needle-sharp, savagely funny show, deftly skewering the coercive nature of male artistic genius while wittily sending up many of the conversations surrounding this sort of thing”
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The Guardian (UK)
October 8th, 2023

“...’Shooting Hedda Gabler’ is a piercing, stylish reinvention of Ibsen’s classic. Watching it feels like licking a live wire.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 6th, 2023

“The double entendre of the title, ‘Shooting Hedda Gabler’, is just a preview of the multi-layered meta-narrative this piece takes you on as reality and fiction become muddled. This is an illuminating and chilling piece of theatre, as thought-provoking as it is entertaining.”
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