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Nora is everything a man could desire: a loving, loyal wife and a wonderful mother. Her husband has just landed a job finally giving the family financial security. Nora couldn’t be happier.
by Henrik Ibsen, in a new adaptation by Bryony Lavery
Based on a literal translation by Neil Howard and Tonje Gotschalksen
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh
Designed by Ruari Murchison
Lighting by Tim Mitchell
Sound by Terry Davies
Yet, as characters from the past enter the cheerful family home, cracks gradually appear on its facade. And as the brutal outside world finally bears down, an intense struggle develops between love and truth, honour and betrayal, and finally, between a desperate husband and his once innocent wife.
A Doll’s House is one of Ibsen’s finest plays. Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh (The Madness of George III and The Merry Wives of Windsor), Bryony Lavery’s new adaptation blows away the cobwebs of history and the play emerges as a thoroughly modern and edgy thriller for our times.
This stunning new production starred Tara Fitzgerald as Nora. Tara’s theatre credits include her award winning performance as Ophelia in Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes at the Almeida Theatre and on Broadway, her TV and film credits include Brassed Off, Sirens, Hear My Song and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Tara was joined by Tom Goodman-Hill whose credits include the recently released The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Office; Jane Gurnett, a familiar face to television audiences in Dangerfield, Casualty and Crossroads; Richard Clothier whose work includes Ninagawa’s Tango at the End of Winter and Peter Guinness, best known for his role of Captain Howard in Red Cap.