Hedda Gabler  
Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Richard Eyre

Directed by Roger Beaumont

Evenings at 7.30
Tuesday 13th -
Saturday 17th October
Matinée at 3.00
Saturday 17th October

The Tower Theatre performing
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate


Read the 4-star review on London Theatre 1

Dedicated to Barbara Waddell (1928 - 2015), a loyal Tower Theatre Company member for over 50 years

Photography by Ruth Anthony

Hedda Tesman : Roann McCloskey
George Tesman : Daniel Ball
Juliana Tesman : Karen Walker
Judge Brack : Robert Reeve
Eilert Loevborg : George Turner
Thea Elvsted : Lisa Varty
Berthe : Anna Whitelock
Production Team
Director : Roger Beaumont
Set Design : Roger Beaumont
Costume Design : Irena Pancer
Lighting Design : Robin Snowdon
Sound Design : Leon Chambers

Stage Manager : Dinah Irvine
Assistant Director : Kimberley Cormack
Lighting and Sound Operators : Kimberley Cormack, Michael Bettell
Set Construction and Get-In : Roger Beaumont, Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, Rosie Shipman, Phillip Ley and John McSpadyen

This is Roann McCloskey's debut with the Tower. Roann's background is in improvised comedy, quite far from the complexity of Hedda Gabler; however, she has fallen in love with Hedda and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Roles with other companies have included Ann in All My Sons, Helen in Under The Blue Sky and Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk.
This Daniel Ball's first show with the Tower and he's very much enjoying it. It's also his return to the stage after a number of years. He trained as an actor in the latter part of the last century and was occasionally employed professionally. In 2010 and 2013 he produced two plays on the London Fringe, he presents a film themed radio show and reads the local news for Radio Forest in Epping and he's also a volunteer reader for Talking Newspapers.
Karen Walker has been a member of the Tower for many years and played a wide range of characters. A bit of a tour whore, Karen has flown the Tower flag from Cornwall to Edinburgh, Paris to Gibraltar, Seattle to Gloucester, Mass. A little closer to home she is pleased to be returning Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
George Turner's previous shows with the Tower include Tom in The Accrington Pals, Peter in After The Dance Upstairs at the Gatehouse and recently Adam from Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. Other appearances include roles in Pinning Butterflies, the Open Opera series at the Royal Albert Hall (Central Saint Martin's/London Sinfonietta Orchestra collaboration), Sonic Cinema series (Central Saint Martins) and Flood (National Youth Theatre).
Robert Reeve was first let loose on stage in 1971. His roles for the Tower include Toad in The Wind In The Willows, Warbucks in Annie, Henry II in The Lion In Winter, Dracula in Dracula, Danforth in The Crucible, The Stranger in The Lady From The Sea, Salzella in Maskerade, Booth in The Voysey Inheritance and Walpole in The Doctor's Dilemma.
Hedda Gabler is Lisa Varty's first show with the Tower Theatre and she is delighted to be a part of it. She has appeared in Uncle Vanya, Futures, Be My Baby, House & Garden, On the Razzle and Trojan Barbie with the Questors Theatre, where she trained in the two-year performance course. Prior to this, she studied Theatre at the University of Glasgow and performed often with Student Theatre at Glasgow (STaG), including in An Acre and Change at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Outlet Arts, and Isabella Bird in Top Girls at the James Arnott Theatre.
Anna Whitelock's recent roles for Tower include Marguerite in Largo Desolato and the Widow in The Taming of the Shrew. Other work includes playing Miss Tilehouse in The Sea, Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank, work with Theatre Voce in Toronto and Eureka Theatre in London. Anna studied acting at Mountview and Central in London..
Roger Beaumont's directing credits include - For the Tower Theatre : Chapter Two, Aladdin, Neville's Island, Outside Edge, The Gay Detective, Speed-The-Plow, The Birthday Party, A Doll's House, Miss Julie, Blackbird, Endgame, The Winterling and The Last of the Haussmans; For Questors Theatre : Design for Living, Streetcar Named Desire, Closer, Duet for One, Waiting for Godot, Festen, Les Liaisons Dangereuses & Humble Boy; For SEDOS : Three Sisters.