Hedda Gabler – The Beginning

Icarus' Hedda Gabler

The Hedda Gabler cast and creative team met at the London Bubble today for a first read-through of the script and a discussion about the play and the upcoming rehearsals. The cast had travelled from Cambridge after two nights playing Othello at the Mumford Theatre, and everyone was excited and looking forward to the new challenge ahead.

Hedda Read

Director Max Lewendel began the session by explaining the concept for Hedda, including the plans for costume, lighting and sound. Designer Chris Hone then explained how his set plan would work in practice, and the cast had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss some logistics before beginning the read.

The read-through was both fun and illuminating, prompting some exciting ideas for the whole team to carry with them into the rehearsal process on the 8th December.

Everyone was very happy with how the day had gone, and the cast headed…

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About Deborah Klayman

Deborah trained at Drama Studio London and is co-founder of Whoop 'n' Wail Theatre Company. She is an actress, musician and voice artist represented by Nelson Browne Management Ltd. As an actor, Deborah has performed in the UK and overseas in a variety of theatre and film roles. She is also a talented cellist, singer and voice artist. Deborah was one of the Traverse Fifty playwrights, and won the Cambridge University Press "Channel The Bard" competition for My Bloody Laundrette, which she co-authored with Whoop 'n' Wail co-founder Ali Kemp. Ali & Deborah are Associate Performers at the Old Diorama Arts Centre in London. Their new full-length play, But For Us, is currently in development. View all posts by Deborah Klayman

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