The tragic tales of the heroine Hedda Gabbler will be brought to the stage at the Castle Theatre, Wellingborough on Tuesday (March 4).
As the story goes, Hedda sees her time as a single girl run out and she marries the dull academic George Tesman, a man she soon finds she no longer loves.
In a society full of constrained Victorian values, where beauty is power, Hedda is driven to diabolical ends as she tries to discover her purpose in life in a world which is increasingly closing in.
A spokesman said: “Hedda Gabler is a dynamic play, diving deep into complex and controversial themes of wealth, courage, reputation, rebellion, hopes and dreams.” Tickets cost £14 or £12. The play, which is set to be staged by the Icarus Theatre Collective, will start at 7.30pm. Call 01933 270007.