INTRIGUING DRAMA AT THE MASQUE

 By arrangement with Oxford University Press, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama “Hedda Gabler” opens at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Friday March 15. Richard Higgs directs for the Muizenberg Dramatic Society.

“Hedda Gabler” is still regarded as one of the greatest psychological thrillers written for the stage. It was highly controversial when first produced in the early 1900s and remains so today. It originally caused a furore as it exposed the dark underbelly of respectable society.

The leading role of the headstrong, manipulative Hedda (played by Tamara Richards) is one of the greatest dramatic roles for an actress. Higgs’s innovative approach to the plays he directs is sure to lead to an interesting interpretation of “Hedda Gabler”.

The play runs at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, from Friday 15 to Saturday 23 March, excluding Sunday to Wednesday. Weeknights at 8pm and Saturdays at 2.30 and 6.30pm.  Tickets are R65 for Friday and Saturday evening and R55 for Thursday evening and Saturday matinees (Masque Theatre Club Members enjoy a R10 discount).  To book phone 021 788 1898  or bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama “Hedda Gabler” opens at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Friday March 15. Richard Higgs directs for the Muizenberg Dramatic Society.

“I think I will burn your hair off, after all”. Hedda (Tamara Richards) threatens an old rival, Mrs Elvsted (Kelly Kowalski).