Hedda Gabler

November 30 – December 7, 2002

Vancouver East Cultural Centre

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by John Osborne

“Who has not, when standing with someone by an abyss or high up on a tower, had a sudden impulse to push them over?” – Henrik Ibsen

The Vancouver East Cultural Centre and Rumble Productions joined together to produce a new look at a classic theatrical work: Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Adapted by renowned British playwright John Osborne, Hedda Gabler reaches beyond its late nineteenth-century setting to reveal a surprisingly contemporary view into the complexities of human relations. A character tragedy unlike any other in modern drama, Hedda Gabler is the great dramatist’s most controlled and ruthless work, a play whose impact has not lessened since its premiere in 1890.

The production earned five Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards nominations


Hedda Tesman: Patricia Drake
George Tesman: David Marr
Juliana Tesman: Donna White
Judge Brack: Bernard Cuffling
Eilert Lovborg : Camyar Chai
Thea Elvsted: Wendy Noel
General Gabler: Chris Gerrard-Pinker
Young Hedda: Anouska Anderson-Kirby

Production Team:

Direction: Norman Armour
Costume Design: Barbara Clayden
Set Designer: Andreas Kahre
Lighting Designer: John Webber
Props Designer/ Assistant Set Designer: Ilena Lee Cramer
Dramaturgy: Rachel Ditor
Assistant Direction: Erin Wells
Stage Management: Joanne P.B. Smith
Assistant Stage Management: Maureen Sawasy
Production Management: Ilena Lee Cramer
Technical Direction: Ken Hollands