‘A Doll’s House’ to Fleet Street
Ibsen’s ground-breaking play caused an immediate sensation at its premiere in 1879, and it continues to provoke strong responses from audiences around the world. ‘A Doll’s House’ will now run at Fleet Street’s Bridewell Theatre from 31 May.
It's Christmas Eve. Nora has the perfect husband, the perfect marriage and is looking forward to the perfect Christmas. But she has a secret that threatens her idyllic lifestyle and forces her to re-examine the very basis of her life; everything she had assumed to be true.
‘A Doll's House' is as fresh and pertinent as ever, with an unfading capacity to raise important issues that remain unresolved.
"A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine stand point." (Ibsen,1876)
Nora lived in a culture in which she was marginalised because of her gender; women were not permitted to fully participate in society. It is 132 years since the premiere of Ibsen's "A Doll's House", how much have things changed? Equality is still a hot debate in politics and the questions raised in Ibsen's play are the very core.
Directed by Roger Beaumont "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen will be showed at the Bridewall Theatre from May 31st to June 4th. It is "the kind of masterpiece that changes lives," wrote The Independent.
Venue: the Bridewell Theatre
A Doll's House
31st May to 4th June.
Evening performances at 7.45pm
Matinee at 3pm on 4th June
London EC4Y 8EQ
Tickets: £10 - 12 (buy here)
Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in London