'A Doll’s House' in Wembley

 Date:01/03/2007 - 10/03/2007
 Type:Culture, Performing Arts
 Location:England, London

East Lane Theatre, Wembley, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this season, and “A Doll’s House” by Ibsen has been selected as one of the four revivals from the company’s long list of past productions.

The play was last performed at the theatre in 1971; Linda Hampson, the director, says “I am delighted to have the opportunity to introduce a new generation of East Lane to this wonderful play”. The translation is by Christopher Hampton and the play is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc..

'A Doll’s House' is regarded by many as a landmark in theatrical history. The play is a clarion call for personal freedom and a challenge to social norms which shocked audiences at the time, and still causes some unease today.

The play is set in a small town in Norway at the end of the 19th century. Torvald and Nora Helmer appear to be happily married. She is his "little squirrel" and he is her protective, indulgent husband. They have lovely children; he has just landed a new lucrative job and all seems well. But this is Ibsen. All is not well; Nora has a secret and the threat of exposure tests the marriage to the limit.

A Doll’s House
East Lane Theatre
Vale Farm Sports Centre, Watford Road, Wembley
Thursday 1 March to Saturday 3 March, 7.45pm
Wednesday 7 March to Saturday 10 March, 7.45pm
Tickets: £7,50
Box Office: 07762 622215

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