April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Recommended age: 13+

Sid Williams Theatre

Tickets available online

Newlywed Hedda Gabler has everything – a beautiful house, an adoring husband, a baby on the way – and wants none of it. When a former lover comes to town, she seizes the chance to change her life, but events quickly flow out of her control and lead toward a shocking climax.

Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece Hedda Gabler has been performed worldwide since its premiere in 1891. Courtenay Little Theatre's production employs Judith Thompson's 2017 adaptation, and sets the play in Vancouver, 1963.

Come out and see an exciting new take on a classic drama!

Auditions will be held at the Courtenay Little Theatre Space, 2683 Moray Avenue, Courtenay, BC (turn into the Parking Lot into the Prestige Business Centre and CLT is at the end of the Parking Lot)


Written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Judith Thompson
Director: Catherine Hannon
Producers: Kirstin Humpherys and Terry Penney

Audition dates:
Friday, Nov 30, 7-9 PM – information session and audition times sign up
Saturday, Dec 1, 10-12 AM and 1-3 PM - auditions
Sunday, Dec 2, 9.30-11.30 – call backs

Please check your calendars - actors must commit to ALL of the following dates:

  • Rehearsals at the CLT Space: January 13- March 31 (up to) one weekend day and 2 evenings per week.
  • Production week rehearsals at the Sid Williams Theatre: April 1-4, April 10.
  • Performances at the Sid Williams Theatre: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13.
  • Theatre BC North Island Zone Festival in Qualicum Beach: rehearsals, 1 performance TBA May 12-19.
  • Theatre BC Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni: possible rehearsals for one performance TBA July 5-13.

Casting Information

Hedda Gabler is a classic of realistic drama. Our production is set in a modern home in West Vancouver, 1963. There is adult content, gun shots, and possibly smoke. Auditions will be scene readings and are open to all interested actors. Please bring an acting resume. If possible, read the play and request audition scenes for the character(s) you are interested in c/o Terry Penney, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Character Notes

Aunt J(ulia): 60-80 yrs. Doting aunt to George Tesman.
Berthe: 60-80 yrs. No-nonsense servant to the Tesman family.
Eilert Lovborg: 30-40 yrs. Hedda’s ex-lover and genius who falls off the wagon.
George Tesman: 30-40 yrs. Academic; adoring husband of Hedda Gabler.
Hedda Gabler: 30-40 yrs. Troubled, fierce heroine; takes matters into her own hands with tragic results.
Judge Brack: 50-70 yrs. Manipulative, opportunistic would-be lover of Hedda Gabler.
Thea Elvsted: 30-40 yrs. Eilert Lovborg’s helpmate, collaborator and lover. 

Please address any questions c/o Catherine Hannon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to meeting you!                   

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