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May 03, 2023


See innovative, groundbreaking, new and sometimes experimental work for a price everyone can afford! Our Director has hand selected some of the finest up and coming and established names in new work – and you won’t need to break the bank to see them, as we’re making all these shows PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD. You can get a ticket for any of the Wonderful Wednesdays shows for the princely sum of anything from 15 to zero pounds – whatever works for you.

Set in a Lynchesque inspired world of dream imagery, drama, bespoke sound design, music and chanteuse style singing; the iconic avant-garde performer David Hoyle is HEDDA in this one-person, cinematic theatre re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, created and directed by Jen Heyeswith original composition by Tom Parkinson.

“David Hoyle gives us a beguiling, deadpan Hedda, sometimes through song, in a pungent and stylishly captured performance” The Guardian

HEDDA (after Ibsen) moves past the obvious to create a darkly surreal show for everyone that doesn’t reduce it to our binary traditions. As Ibsen said ‘Hedda is first and foremost a human being’.

“Hoyle’s commanding stage presence combined with Heyes’ excellent direction as well as beautiful innovative cinematography and animation.” QUEER GURU

Shot on location at Soho Theatre, HEDDA (after Ibsen) is a story of many faces, the absolute power of manipulation, influence, the crazed control of obsession and dark psychological unrest. It’s a 21st century unpicking of Ibsen’s original text from inside the hinterland of Hedda’s imagination.

“It stands to say that the cinematography in this production (directed by Jen Heyes) is nothing less than brilliant” West End Best Friend

We first encounter this flawed femme fatal the morning after they return from a 6-month honeymoon to their newly acquired villa filled with expectation of their future life of ease and affluence. In reality, Hedda has only 2 pistols, an old piano, and a portrait of a dead father; symbols from a past life, to cling to. . .

‘a stellar performance . . . Hoyle plays the perfect Hedda ‘ NORTH WEST END

Pay What You Can Afford.
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.


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Wed, May 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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