Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

© Arno Declair

The 10 Selected Productions

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
German translation by Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel
schaubühne am lehniner platz, Berlin

Premiere 26 October 2005

  • 2h, without interval

Past Dates

Talk with the audience
Sat 20 May 22:30, stage

When Hedda Gabler shoots herself at the end of this production, it’s more than just the stage with her cold designer apartment which carries on turning as if nothing had happened. Her husband doesn’t even notice what she has done. Hedda has become superfluous in this world of desolate prosperity, where her destructive, criminal energy is the only thing that makes her feel alive. This is a new kind of Hedda: not a hysteric, not an elegiac heroine, but in Katharina Schüttler a cold-eyed neoconservative “It-Girl” who doesn’t want anyone’s sympathy. Ostermeier convincingly transposes the play to the side streets of the Kurfuerstendamm.


Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
Stage Design Jan Pappelbaum
Costume Design Nina Wetzel
Music Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy Marius von Mayenburg
Video Sebastien Dupouey
Lighting Design Erich Schneider

Jørgen Tesman Lars Eidinger
Hedda Tesman Katharina Schüttler
Miss Juliane Tesman Lore Stefanek
Mrs. Elvsted Annedore Bauer
Judge Brack Jörg Hartmann
Eilert Løvborg Kay Bartholomäus Schulze