National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking project by London’s National Theatre to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.  The RBFS will present each broadcast “as live” at a later date, after it is captured as it occurs in London. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater, and cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of the production.  Where the cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.



Hedda Gabler

Monday, April 24 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors, returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern adaptation of Ibsen’s classic masterpiece,
Hedda Gabler. Ruth Wilson plays the title role in an invigorating version by Patrick Marber. She superbly conveys the desolation of Ibsen’s ahead-of-her-time aesthete. This new production is ravishingly, chillingly atmospheric.

Railing against a life of crippling convention, Hedda Gabler cuts through the lives of everyone in her orbit. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble as Hedda longs to be free. Trapped but determined, she tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. This production is executed with style, beauty, power and raw emotion. It roots the character in a modern world where there are still plenty of women trapped in meaningless marriages, at the mercy of men. What makes this a must-see is Wilson's ability to make this woman a victim while also imbuing her with a demonic spirit, a madness and a desire to destroy. She is captivating as Hedda and makes the character a chilling anti-hero.  

 Daily Telegraph states, “One of the best productions of the year.”WhatsOnStage gives the
production 5 stars and says, “A Hedda unlike any I have ever seen. Devastating.”
(Runtime 2 hrs. 45 min. including an intermission).