Tiempos mezquinos (2018)

One of Ibsen’s most popular dramas in a contemporary Basque setting

From 01 december to 19 january 2019

A new production by the Arriaga Theatre to be staged at various venues and close to the audience, in Basque and in Spanish, for almost two months. The text was written by Denise Despeyroux, based on the famous play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen Hedda Gabler.

Hedda Gabbler is a play about freedom – or the lack of it. Hedda is trapped in a meaningless life. She has lost contact with her desire and feels there is only one thing she can do in the world: getting bored to death. Hers are awful times, everybody focusing on their own issues, without the energy to mind other people’s problems.

 In this production, the psychological dynamics Ibsen’s characters are wrapped in has been transferred to a contemporary Basque setting, in the vanity fair that is the academic world.


A new production by Arriaga Theatre.


The team

Written by Denise Despeyroux, based on Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

Director: Raúl Cancelo

Cast: Miren Gaztañaga, Kepa Errasti, Arantza Goikoetxea, Gabriel Ocina, Aritza Rodríguez, Pako Revueltas.

Production: Arriaga Theatre


Shows in Basque and Spanish.

Staged in various venues at the Arriaga Theatre.





November: 27, 28, 29, 30

27, 28 and 29. 11:00 and 07:30pm (in Basque)

30. 11:00 pm (in Basque)

December: 1, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18

1 and 7. 05:00pm (in Spanish)

4, 12 and 13. 07:30 pm (in Spanish)

11, 17 and 18. 11:00pm (in Basque)



January: 12, 17, 19, 24

12 and 19. 05:00pm (in Spanish)

17 and 24. 11:00pm (in Basque)


€15 and €20 /discounts

Last minute discount for Young Friend of the Arriaga: 70%

Friends of the Arriaga
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%


1 hour 30 minutes