Monday, 4 March 2013

Hedd over Heels!

The REP contacted welovebearwood to tell us how excited they are about their new play, 'Heather Gardner'.

'Heather Gardner' is a compelling new version of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Critics have considered the character Hedda Gabler to be one of the greatest female dramatic roles in theatre.   This modern re-working by Robin French and directed by Mike Bradwell is being staged at The Old Rep Theatre, in Station Street, Birmingham from 14 to 28 March. 

As the REP explained "acclaimed young writer Robin French re-imagines one of Ibsen’s most irresistible heroines, Hedda Gabler, as Heather Gardner – a glamorous young woman who’s thrilling, enigmatic and seductive.

This fresh and stylish new version, directed by Mike Bradwell, is set in 1960s in Birmingham’s affluent Edgbaston in the home of former Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain – and just down the road from where writer Robin grew up.

The play is set in September 1962. Beautiful socialite Heather returns from her honeymoon to her dream home in Edgbaston but soon finds herself on a spiral of self-destruction, caught between her old flame Alec Lambart and the clutched of the predatory solicitor Peregrine Brand. There can be only one outcome…" 

For further information about the show visit The Rep's website or call 0121 236 4455.

As this is our 300th post (omg we are so old!) we've decided to join up with The Rep for competition time. Yeah!

We have x2 pairs of ticket to give away on Tuesday 19 March at 7.00pm. 

To enter the competition just answer this question;

Heather Gardner is based on the classic play Hedda Gabler – who wrote Hedda Gabler?

a) Anton Chekhov

b) Henrik Ibsen

c) George Bernard Shaw

Please forward your answer to by 10th March. 

The winner will be chosen at random and notified of the prize details by email.

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