Poignant, vivid and affecting dramas at The Brunton this winter

The Brunton is pleased to welcome the Icarus Theatre Collective with their dramatic performance of Hedda Gabler, this February. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, is the story of one of the most notorious heroes in theatre, who is born into a legacy of aristocracy and later realises her time as a single woman has run out. 

After recognising she no longer loves the man she married, academic George Tesman, Hedda is driven to diabolical ends trying to discover purpose in her life as she increasingly finds the world closing in on her. Recession and economic boom sit side by side in Hedda’s world, antiquated by patriarchal society and made vibrant by Hedda’s lust for life.  This story, performed by Icarus Theatre Collective, who were launched in 2004 as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, brings you one of the earliest challenges to modern patriarchy, a brazen precursor to feminism and gender equality in their drama.

Icarus Theatre Collective’s previous productions have won countless accolades including Time Out’s Critics’ Choice, as well as receiving great praise from critics and audiences alike and winning awards from as far afield as Romania. Over the years, Icarus Theatre Collective have performed their work both nationally and internationally, including their award-winning production of R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End and MacBeth, which both played to sell out houses on their national and international tours. Don’t miss out on your chance to see them perform this dramatic tale this February! 

Another spectacular and poignant drama will be performed at The Brunton by Thingumajig Theatre this March. A November Day is the story of forgotten boxes in an attic, in which a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, this is a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost.
Thingumajig launches this revised version of A November Day to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. Although family members who served in the war are no longer around to bear witness to what they went through, A November Day gently looks at the legacy of their generation, and how we carry on remembering them.  A November Day was originally created in 2008 in association with The Imperial War Museum North and is a “vivid and affecting remembrance comes with this deftly-crafted two-hander…” (Mary Brennan, The Herald).
Hedda Gabler will be in the theatre at The Brunton on Friday 28 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11.75 (£9.75) £6.75 under 18s.
A November Day will be in the theatre at The Brunton on Saturday 8 March at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are £6.75 (£25 family of 4).

All tickets are available from The Brunton box office on 0131 665 2240, or via