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
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