Stef Smith's

Nora: A Doll’s House

Stef Smith

Gretchen Egolf


Monday 28 June at 7:30pm

About the show

“In secrecy and silence, I saved my whole family and maybe for the first time in my life, I felt capable.”

It’s 1918. It’s 1968. It’s 2018.

Ibsen’s tragic heroine is reimagined in three different time periods, their tales interweaving and overlapping.

It’s nearly Christmas and our Noras are filled with hope. Their husbands have new jobs. Good jobs. Good enough that soon their debts won’t matter anymore. And that will be the end of their secrets.

They just need to hold on a little longer. And then they’ll be the perfect wife. The perfect mother. And soon, they’ll have the perfect Christmas.

Stef Smith is a playwright whose work includes: Human Animals (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2016); Swallow (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2015); Remote (NT Connections 2015); And The Beat Goes On (Random Accomplice/Horsecross); Cured (The Arches, Glasgow); Woman of the Year (Òran Mór); Grey Matter (Lemon Tree, Aberdeen); Falling/Flying (Tron, Glasgow); Roadkill (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2010 & 2011).

Awards include: Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Production, Amnesty International Expression of Freedom Award, Herald Angel Award, Total Theatre Award for Innovation, The Scotsman Fringe First Award (Roadkill); Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award for Drama, The Scotsman Fringe First Award (Swallow).

She has been awarded the New Playwright Award by Playwrights Studio, Scotland. Stef was a member of the Royal Court National Writers Group in 2013. She is an associate artist at the Traverse Theatre.

Gretchen Egolf is an actor, director and teacher, currently a lecturer in acting at LAMDA and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She trained at Juilliard and has performed for almost 30 years in theatre, film and television.

She has appeared on and off Broadway, in and off the West End, and extensively in American theatre and US and UK television. In actor training, Gretchen specialises in the Michael Chekhov Technique. Recent directing credits include Appropriate at LAMDA and Vernon God Little at RCSSD.

Contains scenes of an adult nature, scenes of a distressing nature.

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Photos: Alex Brenner

Creative Team

Gretchen Egolf

Assistant Director
Belle Bao

Niall McKeever

Lighting Designer
Emma Kaas Andersen

Sound Designer
Sam Maslin


Nora 3 / Christine 2
Anna Swinton

Nora 1 / Christine 3
Ellie Sager

Nathan 1 / 2 / 3
Marco Adiak Voli

Thomas 1 / 2 / 3
Ned Costello

Nora 2 / Christine 1
Orla Scally

Daniel 1 / 2 / 3
Thom Petty

Production Team

Production Manager
Ruth Burgon

Stage Manager on the Book
Rory Zammit

Technical Stage Managers
Rebecca Harris
Tom Smith

Sound Assistant
Daisy Simmons

Streaming Supervisor
Sophia Markou

Production Carpenter
Tiago Stricker

Construction Crew
Jas Fuller
Steph Siraut

Costume Supervisor
Fran Levin

Costume Assistant
Lesley McKirdy

Photos: Alex Brenner