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Hedda Gabler pops up in some of London’s most beautiful old houses

Posted at 3:45 pm, March 6, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Pop-up theatre isn’t just about putting on radical new shows in grotty old spaces: throughout March and April a new London theatre company, Palimpsest, is putting on a new version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic late-nineteenth-century tragedy ‘Hedda Gabler’ in some of the city’s most beautiful ancient houses. The play tells of Hedda, a newly-wed woman constrained by polite society and desperate for more control, independence and excitement in her life: it’s a part that’s been played by every celebrated actress going, from Maggie Smith to Cate Blanchett. The venues for this site-specific run include Sutton House in Hackney, Burgh House in Hampstead, Leighton House in Holland Park, Fulham Palace and Highgate’s Kenwood House. Each performance promises to transform these unique venues into Hedda’s own claustrophobic home – right down to the drinks being served in the drawing room before the show.

Find out more about Hedda and buy tickets at eventbrite.co.uk

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