A Dolls House

by Henrik Ibsen
Opening Night 17 May 2001
Director: Brian Beresford

A Doll's House was first published in December 1879 and was produced at the Theatre Royal, Copenhagen three weeks later. Even now, its tale of a woman, Nora, who steps so resolutely outside the conventions of society, has the power to raise eyebrows, if not the hackles it raised when first produced. This is a story of conflict, of societal pressures, of personal tragedies - and growth. Told baldly, it is the stuff of melodrama; told well, as penned by Ibsen, it is an absorbing documentation of a journey from childhood through a painful, albeit belated maturing into adulthood. The Doll's House is initially a refuge, a childish haven but it shrinks as Nora grows until it becomes her prison. She must decide whether to stay inside, safe but increasingly restricted, or to break free into the uncertain coldness outside


Torvald Helmer Andrew Patterson 
Nora Vivienne Aitken 
Dr Rank Harry Love 
Nls Krogstad Geoff Lambourne 
Mrs Linde Marie Nichterlein 
The Helmer Children Abby Aitken 
  Eve Aitken 
  Natassja Jorkwski 
Anna Marie Kay Thompson 
Helena Katherine Beresford 


Stage Mamanger Christine Hurst 
Lighting/Sound Lyndon Hood 
Set Design Brian Beresford 
Set Construction & Painting Brian Beresford 
Set Construction & Painti Harry Love 
  Christine Hurst 
  Robert Aitken 
Wardobe Charlotte Handley 
  Katie Roxborogh 
  Roz McKechnie 
  Alison Finigan 
Poster Design Kathryn Madill 
Publicity Rosemary Beresford 
  Lynne Keen 
Properties Andrew Cook 
  Penny Love 
Production Manager Penny Love 
Photographer Jessica Little 
Front of House Rosemary Beresford 
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