Wednesday, April 24

Tag: Fish Don’t Matter theatre company

Hedda Gabler – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
London

Hedda Gabler – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

The Fish Don't Matter theatre company have produced a pacy but flawed production of Ibsen's classic. Hedda Gabler is one of theatre's great characters often likened to a female Hamlet. A young bride returning from her overlong honeymoon already bored with her academic husband who is more interested in his research then her, is trapped in a relationship and house that she does not like. She takes out her misery on those around her and tries to rekindle relationships with previous admirers but fails to find satisfaction leading to an ultimately tragic end. The Brockley Jack playing area is not large, and the director Scott James had made it even smaller by creating an acting area demarcated by a wooden boundary containing small bunches of flowers.  The result was that the cast were ...