Nora: A Doll’s House
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.
Photos: Alex Brenner
Emma Kaas Andersen
Nora 3 / Christine 2
Nora 1 / Christine 3
Nathan 1 / 2 / 3
Marco Adiak Voli
Thomas 1 / 2 / 3
Nora 2 / Christine 1
Daniel 1 / 2 / 3
Stage Manager on the Book
Technical Stage Managers
Photos: Alex Brenner