‘Hedda Gabler’ by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Michael Deacon 2021
28th May 2021
PL1 4EL, Plymouth, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

‘Hedda Gabler’ by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Michael Deacon

Hedda Tesman, formerly Gabler, is a bored newlywed. Her need to settle into normality and stability are quickly overthrown by a compulsion to find power over others. Hedda’s boredom makes for thrilling drama and shocking consequences.

This production has been conceptualised to induct the directing students into the theatre traditions of the late 19th and early 20th century. Styles that have been studied include: Surrealism, Symbolism, Cubism, Absurdism, Futurism and Expressionism. The students have chosen one of these ‘isms’ and staged their play accordingly.

Performance 1:

This performance is private to the examiners and students on the DIR500 module. Unfortunately due to the performance venue not being within the university, it will not be live streamed.

Doors: 1:15

Show Start: 1:30

End: 2.15

Performance 2:

This performance will be for invited friends and family. Unfortunately this is by invite only due to audience capacity.

Doors: 4:30

Show Start: 4:45

End: 5:30

Extra info: Please be prepared to sign a filming consent form, so that we can record the performance as we have limited audience members and want to make the performance more widely available. Face masks are mandatory for this event.

Due to restrictions in place, these performances are performed in the House Theatre and House Studio and are live streamed to the Jill Craigie Cinema.

Performances are only available to be watched by Plymouth Conservatoire students. Any student wishing to reserve a seat can do so by clicking on the following link:


The May Festival is a programme of live streamed performances presented by various courses across The Plymouth Conservatoire