Win tickets to Hedda Gabler starring Sheridan Smith at The Old Vic
In a version by Brian Friel
Anna Mackmin returns to The Old Vic to direct Olivier Award-winner Sheridan Smith in this major production of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. Brian Friel's adaptation of this seminal work reveals a play as fresh and shocking as when it was originally written.
Played out swiftly over 24 hours, Ibsen's startlingly resonant play is a thrilling portrayal of the free-spirited Hedda Gabler (Sheridan Smith). Railing against a life of crippling convention, Hedda Gabler cuts through the lives of everyone in her orbit.
Brian Friel is one of Ireland's most prolific and distinguished playwrights; his plays include Translations, Aristocrats, Faith Healer and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, and his adaptations include Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters.
Anna Mackmin is returning to The Old Vic after her recent production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and Brian Friel's modern classic Dancing At Lughnasa. Recently Anna has directed Di and Viv and Rose (Hampstead Theatre), Me and My Girl (Sheffield Crucible) and Really Old, Like Forty Five (National Theatre).
Sheridan Smith has carved out a reputation for being one of Britain's finest young stage stars having won the Olivier and Evening Standard Best Actress awards for her performance in Trevor Nunn's production of Flare Path and the Olivier Best Actress award for Legally Blonde The Musical. Her recent TV
credits include Accused and Mrs Biggs.
Hedda Gabler shows at The Old Vic until 10th November 2012. To book tickets or for more information, call the Box Office on 0844 871 7628 or visit The Old Vic website.
Courtesy of The Old Vic, we have three pairs of top-price tickets (valid for any Monday-Thursday performance, subject to availability) to give away. For your chance to win, just answer the question below.
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Which other play by Henrik Ibsen did Anna Mackmin direct at the Gate Theatre in 2007?
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