Nora is the perfect wife and mother. She is dutiful, beautiful and everything is always in its right place. But when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, her life rapidly unravels. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything.
Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood caused outrage when it was first performed in 1879. Originally produced by the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, this bold new production by Stef Smith, one of Scotland’s most exciting playwrights, reframes the drama in three different time periods. The fight for women’s suffrage, the swinging sixties and modern day intertwine in this urgent, poetic play that asks how far have we really come in the past 100 years?
The complete cast includes Mark Arends, Natalie Klamar, Luke Norris, Amaka Okafor, Anna Russell-Martin and Zephryn Taitte.
Written by Stef Smith, Directed by Elizabeth Freestone, with Design by Tom Piper, Lighting Design by Lee Curran, Composition and Sound Design by Michael John McCarthy, Movement by EJ Boyle, Fight Direction by Kev McCurdy, Vocal Coaching by Jeannette Nelson and Casting by Sophie Parrott CDG, with Jerwood Assistant Director Júlia Levai and Boris Karloff Assistant Director Simonne Mason.
A Royal Holloway University of London event
Saturday 15 February 2020, 10am – 5.30pm
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
This one-day symposium explores Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and its many transformations and reinterpretations. The event will bring together academics and theatre makers, to give a fresh look at the play in its original context, and the ways in which it has captured the imaginations of its critics and supporters ever since. Speakers will include Tanika Gupta, Sam Adamson, Tanya Moodie and Tore Rem, editor of the New Penguin Ibsen.
Nora: A Doll’s House
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
6 February – 21 March, with press night 11 February
Box Office: 020 7922 2922 / www.youngvic.org