Hedda Gabler

There is a rich tradition of male anti-heroes in drama: Hamlet, Eddie Carbone, even Walter White. But for women, the list is rather more limited. Yet, Hedda Gabler is one of the few neurotic female lead roles in theatre, and is often referred to as the ‘female Hamlet’ in terms of the role’s sheer dramatic weight.   Director Ivo van Hove’s production […]


The rank hypocrisy of Republican ‘thoughts and prayers’

On 13 March, 1996, a man walked into Dunblane School, Stirling, and massacred 17 people, most of whom were children. Six weeks later, a man walked through the popular tourist spot of Port Arthur in Australia and killed 35 people. In the months and years after these horrific events, both the UK and Australian governments […]