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FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SHERMAN THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF HEDDA GABLER     

FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SHERMAN THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF HEDDA GABLER Casting is complete for Sherman Theatre’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Adapted from the original by Brian Friel, this bold new production challenges audiences to consider one of the great masterpieces of European theatre from a different perspective. Directed by Chelsea Walker (Cougar, Orange Tree Theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire, UK Tour), Hedda Gabler will run from 18 Oct – 2 Nov at Sherman Theatre (Press Night 22 Oct, 7pm).

Audiences may remember Caroline Berry, who plays Bertha, from BBC One’s bilingual production Bang or Sky 1’s Stella. Last seen at Sherman Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew, Alexandria Riley plays Thea Elvsted. Nia Roberts (Blue, Chippy Lane Productions; Bang, BBC One) has been cast as Juliana Tesman and Jay Saighal (Ackley Bridge, Channel 4; Romeo & Juliet / Richard III, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre) will play Eilert Loevborg.

These four exceptional actors join the previously announced Marc Antolin (George Tesman) making his Sherman Theatre debut having recently been seen in Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); The captivating character of Hedda Gabler is played by Heledd Gwynn (Richard III, Headlong; Say It With Flowers, Sherman Theatre) and Richard Mylan returns to Sherman Theatre to play Judge Brack following performances in Gary Owen’s The Cherry Orchard and Killology.

Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director Joe Murphy has said: “Hedda Gabler is a beguiling and beautiful play that explores the damage we do when we don’t live as ourselves. In this age of identity crises, both personal and political, this play has never been more relevant. Chelsea Walker has assembled an incredible cast and I can’t wait to see her thrilling, contemporary version of the play.”

Trapped in her new home, a young wife longs for a different future. Hedda Gabler, now Hedda Tesman, has everything she said she wanted, and nothing she really desires. Now time is ticking, she’s losing sense of who she really is and the walls are closing in. Can Hedda escape her own life?
Designer Rosanna Vize, Composer & Sound Designer Giles Thomas, and Lighting Designer Joseff Fletcher complete the creative team assembled for this production.

Hedda Gabler is the latest of Sherman’s autumn season Main House productions, which have become a key part of the Cardiff’s theatrical landscape over the past few years. Previous successes include Nigel Williams’s adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in 2018; Gary Owen’s radical reimagining of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov in 2017 (winner of a UK Theatre Award for Denise Black’s performance); The Weir by Conor McPherson in 2016; and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in 2015.

Brian Friel’s superb new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece originally premiered at The Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2008.

Mae'r castio wedi'i gwblhau ar gyfer cynhyrchiad Theatr y Sherman o Hedda Gabler gan Henrik Ibsen. Dyma addasiad Brian Friel o'r ddrama wreiddiol, ac mae'r cynhyrchiad newydd beiddgar hwn yn herio cynulleidfaoedd i ystyried un o gampweithiau mawr theatr Ewrop o safbwynt gwahanol. Cyfarwyddwr Hedda Gabler yw Chelsea Walker (Cougar, Orange Tree Theatre; taith y DU o A Streetcar Named Desire) a bydd yn rhedeg o 18 Hyd – 2 Tach yn Theatr y Sherman (noson y wasg 22 Hyd, 7pm). Casting is complete
Efallai y bydd cynulleidfaoedd yn cofio Caroline Berry, sy’n chwarae rhan Bertha, o gynhyrchiad dwyieithog BBC One Bangneu Stellaar Sky 1. Gwelwyd Alexandria Riley, sy’n chwarae rhan Thea Elvsted, yn Theatr y Sherman ddiwethaf yn The Taming of the Shrew, Nia Roberts (Blue, Chippy Lane Productions; Bang, BBC One) sydd wedi’i chastio yn rhan Juliana Tesman a Jay Saighal (Ackley Bridge, Channel 4; Romeo & Juliet / Richard III, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre) fydd yn chwarae rhan Eilert Loevborg.
Mae'r pedwar actor eithriadol hwn yn ymuno â'r rhai a gyhoeddwyd yn flaenorol; Marc Antolin fydd yn chwarae rhan George Tesman ac mae Marc yn gwneud ei ymddangosiad cyntaf yn Theatr y Sherman ar ôl ymddangos yn ddiweddar yn Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) a Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Heledd Gwynn sy'n chwarae rhan cymeriad hudolus Hedda Gabler (Richard III, Headlong; Say It With Flowers, Theatr y Sherman) ac mae Richard Mylan yn dychwelyd i Theatr y Sherman i chwarae'r Barnwr Brack yn dilyn perfformiadau yng nghynyrchiadau Gary Owen, The Cherry Orchard a Killology. Byddwn yn cyhoeddi enwau aelodau eraill y cast yn ystod yr wythnosau nesaf.
Yn ôl Cyfarwyddwr Artistig Theatr y Sherman, Joe Murphy: “Hedda Gabler is a beguiling and beautiful play that explores the damage we do when we don’t live as ourselves. In this age of identity crises, both personal and political, this play has never been more relevant. Chelsea Walker has assembled an incredible cast and I can’t wait to see her thrilling, contemporary version of the play.”
Wedi’i chaethiwo yn ei chartref newydd, mae gwraig ifanc yn dyheu am ddyfodol gwahanol. Mae gan Hedda Gabler, Hedda Tesman bellach, bopeth y dywedodd bod arni ei eisiau, ond dim byd mae hi wir yn dyheu amdano. Yn nawr gyda’r cloc yn tician, a’r waliau’n cau amdani, a fedr Hedda ddianc rhag ei bywyd ei hun?
Mae'r Dylunydd Rosanna Vize; y Cyfansoddwr a'r Cynllunydd Sain, Giles Thomas a'r Cynllunydd Goleuo Joseff Fletcher yn cwblhau'r tîm creadigol sydd wedi dod ynghyd ar gyfer y cynhyrchiad hwn.

Hedda Gabler yw'r diweddaraf o brif gynyrchiadau tymor yr Hydref yn Theatr y Sherman, sydd wedi dod yn rhan allweddol o dirlun theatrig Caerdydd dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Ymhlith y cynyrchiadau llwyddiannus blaenorol mae addasiad Nigel Williams o Lord of the Flies gan William Golding yn 2018; fersiwn radical Gary Owen o The Cherry Orchard gan Anton Chekhov yn 2017 (enillydd Gwobr Theatr y DU am berfformiad Denise Black); The Weir gan Conor McPherson yn 2016; A Doll's House gan Ibsen yn 2015.
Perfformiwyd fersiwn newydd gwych Brian Friel o gampwaith Ibsen am y tro cyntaf yn Theatr The Gate, Dulyn, yn 2008.
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