Hedda Gabler - Nov 2019

Event Details

From: 22nd November, 2019
To: 23rd November, 2019
At: The Witham, Barnard Castle

Further Details

Our next production is the classic Ibsen play 'Hedda Gabler'. If you have any questions about the production, please email the director, Libby Harding.

About The Production

Hedda has returned from her honeymoon to discover that married life isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. Feeling increasingly trapped with her doting husband, Hedda struggles with the realisation that the rest of her life will be determined by her marriage. The play takes place over a period of two days as Hedda tries to control all those around her, only to see it disastrously backfire. Although the original play was written and set in the 1890s, Libby is using an adaptation of the text by Patrick Marber. This adaptation brings the language into the 21stcentury, but intentionally does not specify a time period. The Autumn Castle Players production will be set in the 1920s; with the themes of economic uncertainty, increasing women’s rights and a departure from Edwardian values, mirroring the position Hedda finds herself in.

Performance Dates at The Witham, Barnard Castle

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2019

Getting Involved

First meeting was held on Monday 19th August and was very well attended. If you want to help backstage, please contact Libby using the link above. 


Will be held on Sunday 1st September at Startforth Community Centre in the Main Hall, 1.30 - 5pm. 

Auditions will be open and informal, held in a group setting where Libby will mix and match actors and roles. We don't envisage the auditions taking up the whole of the afternoon session, but if you can't make the date, or can only come for a certain time frame, please let Libby know in advance. 

Audition Pieces

Hedda Gabler





Aunt Juilane

Berte - There is no specific text for the Berte audition, please pick one of the others. 

Booking Tickets

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. You can buy them in person at The Witham Box Office in Barnard Castle, by telephone to The Witham on 01833 631107, or online - check out the online Box Office page here: BUY TICKETS. 


Role Name
Jorgen TesmanTBC
Ejiert LøvborgTBC
Thea ElvstedTBC
Judge BrackTBC
Aunt Juilane TesmanTBC


Role Name
DirectorLibby Harding
Stage ManagerCarolyn Naseby
Lighting & SoundVaughan Freeman
PropsFiona Moore
CostumeLesley Cutting
Tilly Bailey & Irvine The Bowes Museum The Witham Mithril Ales S&A Builders Merchants