Hedda Rehearsals – Week One

Icarus' Hedda Gabler

One week in and rehearsals for Hedda Gabler are well underway!

A lot has been packed in to these first few days. First, the team had to build Chris Hone’s wonderful set so that they could immediately begin to get a feel for the space and work within it. The fabulous costumes, beautifully designed and made by Ilona Kahn, were already on hand to help the company get in to the style and period of the piece – with the ladies of the cast having fun trying to work out how to get in (and out) of their new corsets!

Alice Bonifacio as Hedda Gabler

As well as a lengthy discussion with Director Max Lewendel about the social and political climate of Norway in the period the play is set in, there were helpful sessions with Movement Director Carrie Mueller on the etiquette and deportment of the time. Voice coach…

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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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