In the Company of Actors is an insightful revelation on the inner workings of the theatre. Ian Darling films the Sydney Theatre Company for several weeks as they prepare to transfer their acclaimed production of Hedda Gabler to the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Australian Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett plays the title role in a production adapted by her husband, writer Andrew Upton. Other cast and crew are interviewed, providing a comprehensive overview of how a world-class theatre production is produced from start to finish.