Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler has been hailed as a dramatic masterpiece. Encompassing literary realism from the pen of Henrik Ibsen, it was ahead of its time and controversial. The role of Hedda Gabler is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre and we ideally need a strong actor with stage presence. All the parts in this play are strong roles and actors should be keen to delve into classical drama.

Hedda Gabler is set in the drawing room of the Tesman house in Norway. It focusses on the frustrated existence of its title character, exploring core issues of power, control, and societal expectation in the 19th century. Bored and restricted by her middle-class environment, Hedda plays out psychological games on those nearest to her, watching the cascade of events unfold.

Hedda Gabler – F – 25-40 years; Elegant, aloof, manipulative and self-assured; newly married

Jorgen Tesman – M – 30-55 years; University academic; husband of Hedda

Mrs Elvsted – F – 25-50 years; Quiet, intelligent, friend of Hedda

Ejlert Lovberg – M – 30-60 years; Bohemian academic; drinker and rogue

Juliane Tesman – F – 55-70 years; Benevolent, Aunt of Jorgen

Mr Brack – M – 30-60 years; Clever businessman and womaniser

Berte – F – Any age; Maid of the Tesman household

Audition dates – Monday 5 August and Thursday 8 August at 6.30pm at The Playhouse, Maleny Showgrounds.

Rehearsal dates – 19 August – 17 October at The Playhouse

Performance season – 18-27 October at The Playhouse.

If you need more information, please contact the Director, Kathryn Barnes on 0434 879 014 or via email at