A Doll’s House
Presented by State Theatre Company
By Henrik Ibsen, in a new adaptation by Elena Carapetis
Nora Helmer, her husband’s ‘little songbird’, has got a lot of plates spinning. Kids, the house, a secret debt, a terminally ill best friend and the slow, creeping awareness that she’s been conned into taking up residence in a gilded cage.
As the hours to Christmas Day tick down, her life is further complicated by the arrival of a high school acquaintance, Kristine Linde, who brings further chaos through the door with her. Underneath it all is Nora’s snowballing realisation that the only way forward may be to crash or crash through.
Ibsen’s greatest play has bewitched and divided audiences for more than 100 years bringing energy, schism and heartbreak to the issue of gender inequality. State Theatre Company’s first ever production of this gripping piece will be brought to life in a new adaptation by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and will be the inaugural project of the State Theatre Company Ensemble.
A sparkling dramatic masterpiece that continues to speak powerfully to us more than a century after it first hit the stage, A Doll’s House ponders the question that, perhaps sometimes, love just isn’t enough.
Come laugh, cry, debate and have your assumptions shaken.
A masterpiece The Guardian
Keith's Matinee Club
12 July, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.
Audio Described Performances
18 July, 6.30pm & 15 July, 2pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance. Book Audio Described performances here.
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance, or pre-book with your ticket purchase with the link above. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.
12 July, 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.
WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION
Director Geordie Brookman
Set and Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Costume Designer Ailsa Paterson
With the State Theatre Company Ensemble Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtry, Rashidi Edward, Dale March, Nathan O’Keefe and Anna Steen.
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