by Henrik Ibsen
3rd - 7th March
First performed in 1879, A Doll’s House, the latest production from the Stamford Shoestring Company, proved to be one of the most controversial plays ever staged.
It is the story of a marriage in which the dilemma faced by Nora, the wife and mother at the centre of the drama, provoked outrage in contemporary audiences.
Today this finely observed and sensitive masterpiece is regarded as the first great naturalistic play, in which psychological realism took precedence over romantic idealism.
Ibsen said at the time of writing: “A woman cannot be herself in modern society.” It is for the audience to judge how far we might have come today.
Cast and Production Team
Nora Helmer Estella Todisco
Torvald Helmer Rob Lynch
Mrs Kristine Linde Catherine Mellor
Dr. Rank Colin Plant
Nils Krogstad Jack Dawson
Anne-marie Lynne O’Sullivan
Director Diane Watson
Assistant Director Gemma Larke
Production Manager Ann Stutz
Stage Manager Richard Byron-White
Assistant Stage Manager Sally Franklin
Set Design Russell Watson
Set Construction Members of the Company
Sound Tom Wayling
Lighting Alan Muhley, Eric Cullum
Rehearsal Prompt Louis Browne
Properties Maureen Sumner, Heather Wass
Costumes Moira Waterworth
Poster and Programme Colin Plant
Front of House Maria Chandler