Date:  29 June 2011 20:00 - 30 July 2011 22:00
Location: London
Category:  Performance

Ibsen gets physical in Dalston!

Photo: Bjarte RettedalPhoto: Bjarte Rettedal

A powerful new production of Ibsen's 'A Doll’s House' at Arcola Theatre is merging puppetry and physical theatre with naturalism.

Space Productions presents a powerful and innovative new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, at the Arcola this July. The show plunges the audience deep into the world of pressurised housewife, Nora Helmer, promising an intimate viewing experience with puppetry, physical theatre, a female chorus and a stylised Expressionist set that will transform the Arcola’s stage.

A Doll’s House takes place as part of the CREATE11 festival (www.createlondon.org) at the Arcola, on 29 June-30 July. Now in its fourth year, the CREATE11 festival celebrates Europe's largest cultural quarter, the 2012 Olympic Host Boroughs. This haunting new production of A Doll’s House was a sell out hit at the Space last autumn.

A Doll’s House follows the lives of Nora (Gina Abolins) and Torvald Helmer (Dominik Golding) - the perfect couple with perfect children and a perfect home. But when shadows from the past threaten to destroy their happiness, Nora seeks help in the most unlikely of places only to find that she jeopardises all that she holds most dear.

Written nearly 150 years ago, Ibsen’s text is as pertinent to current society as it was when the playwright first put pen to paper. A Doll’s House raises questions on everything from gender politics and materialism to women’s role in society.

A Doll's House
29 June – 30 July, 8pm

The Arcola,
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London E8 3DL
Tickets: £15 (£11 concessions).
Buy online.

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