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Nora Helmer is one of those iconic fictional characters who has taken on a life of her own. In 1879, at the end of ’s new play , she did the unthinkable: she walked out the front door of the house she lived in with her husband and children, slammed the door behind her, and left.

In 2014, Nora’s dilemma remains the same: how much will a woman put up with and why? And what is the alternative? Kit Brookman and Anne-Louise Sarks’ update of Ibsen’s resounding play sets Nora’s story here and now, beginning with Ibsen’s tale and then following Nora out the door and into the new life we all suppose is possible for a tough-minded woman in these equitable modern times…


Belvoir St Theatre

9 August - 14 September 2014

Written by Anne-Louise Sarks and Kit Brookman

after A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

Direction: Anne-Louise Sarks

Set design: Marg Horwell

Costume design: Mel Page

Composition and sound design: Kelly Ryall

Lighting design: Paul Jackson

with Blazey Best, Linda Cropper, Damien Ryan

and Toby Challenor, Finn Dauphinee, Indianna Gregg and Ava Strybosch


"A piece of muscular and exciting theatre: funny, moving, and of our time."

              - Sara Fagir, The Guardian

*Follow link for full review

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