On Thursday 15 November, seven world class actors from Australia and New Zealand united on the Bille Brown Theatre stage for the opening night of HEDDA by Melissa Bubnic. The play, which is a re-imagining of the Ibsen classic, Hedda Gabler, showcases a triumvirate of incredibly talented women and men, led by Logie Award-winning actor Danielle Cormack.
Over 300 invited guests marvelled at Bubnic’s striking and powerful translation of Ibsen’s radical spirit and interrogation of class and gender.
Cormack was joined on stage by powerhouses Jimi Bani, Bridie Carter, Jason Klarwein, Joss McWilliam, Andrea Moor and Helen O’Leary.
HEDDA is the second production to be staged in the all new Bille Brown Theatre, which has recently had a $5.5 million redesign and complete makeover with support from the Queensland Government’s Arts Infrastructure Fund and generous donors.
HEDDA by Melissa Bubnic and directed by Paige Rattray runs until Saturday 8 December at the Bille Brown Theatre. Tickets at queenslandtheatre.com.au