Hedda Gabler is the story of a wife, Hedda, and her writer husband, Jorgen Tesman.
The Tesman’s seemingly perfect world is disrupted by the unexpected return of an old friend of Jorgen’s, Eilert Lovborg. Lovborg’s return and publication of a new book in a similar field to Jorgen threaten his promotion to professor, hampering Hedda and Jorgen’s dreams of grandeur.
Through a series of deceptions Hedda manages to destroy lovborg’s second manuscript, eliminating her husband’s competition. However, this is not the end and a final twist keeps you guessing until the end.