Nora: A Doll’s House
THIS PRODUCTION TAKES PLACE AT TRAMWAY (25 ALBERT DRIVE, G41 2PE)
‘You’ve lies in the whites of your eyes, Nora. What have you done…?’
Nora is the perfect wife and mother. She is dutiful, beautiful and everything is always in its right place. But when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, her life rapidly unravels. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything.
Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood caused outrage when it was first performed in 1879. This bold new production by one of Scotland’s most exciting playwrights reframes the drama in three different time periods. The fight for women’s suffrage, the swinging sixties and modern day intertwine in this urgent, poetic play that asks how far have we really come in the past 100 years?
Part of our Citizens Women season
Nora: A Doll's House is supported by Friends of the Citizens
Date Time Information 15 Mar 7.30pm Preview 16 Mar 7.30pm Preview 19 Mar 7.30pm Preview 20 Mar 7.30pm 21 Mar 7.30pm 22 Mar 7.30pm 23 Mar 7.30pm 26 Mar 7.30pm Post-show Discussion 27 Mar 1.30pm 27 Mar 7.30pm 28 Mar 7.30pm 29 Mar 7.30pm 30 Mar 2.30pm Audio Described 30 Mar 7.30pm 2 Apr 7.30pm 3 Apr 7.30pm 4 Apr 7.30pm Captioned 5 Apr 7.30pm Signed 6 Apr 2.30pm 6 Apr 7.30pm
Cast & Creative Team
Director - Elizabeth Freestone
Writer - Stef Smith
Designer - Tom Piper
Lighting Designer - Lee Curran
Composer/Sound Design - Michael John McCarthy
Movement Director - Emily-Jane Boyle
Fight Director - Raymond Short
Assistant Director - Joanna Bowman
'a beautiful and explosively significant piece of theatre'
- The Scotsman
'Anna Russell-Martin, Maryam Hamidi and Molly Vevers are fearless and heroic in the fire and life they bring to the roles.'
- The Herald
'a perfect adaptation'
- The Wee Review
'a provocation infused with Ibsen’s radical spirit'
- The Guardian
'Smith’s update is smart and thoughtful, balancing a sense of feminist history and activism with the tightness of a thriller and some rich personal drama'
- The Stage
'bold, exciting and gripping throughout'
- Broadway World
'Stef Smith does an excellent job of weaving together multiple threads into a rich and absorbing tapestry which is directed with clarity and purpose by Elizabeth Freestone.’
'As a play, Nora is dramatic, stylish and entertaining.'
- Last Year's Girl
'director Elizabeth Freestone wonderfully acknowledges the battles women have faced over the last century'
- Qmunicate magazine
'a radical, innovative and clever piece of theatre'
- Across the Arts
'maybe we’ve not made as much progress in the last 100 years as we would like to think.'
- The Mumble
"I truly love the play and I didn't want to tinker with it. It had to be a version as radical as I could make it, as radical, in its own way, as the play itself."
"I read A Doll's House, which I thought was extraordinary, and made me realise that a play could change the world"
"A radical new version of Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House opens a season of plays by women writers in Glasgow next month"