A Doll’s House | October 2006

By Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Frank McGuiness. Directed by Paul Marshall.

Nora leaves her husband after realising that her role in the marriage is that of a doll and her home is a doll’s house.

Her husband’s disgust on discovering she had committed forgery, to obtain money in order to save his life, causes her to search for a better life in her own right. 

The action takes place in the sitting room of the Helmer’s apartment in a small town in Norway. It is Christmas 1879.

Cast:

Torvald Helmer:           Alec Raemers
Nora Helmer:                Caron Kehoe
Kristine Linde:              Janet Sharrock
Nils Krogstad:               John Oakenfull
Dr Rank:                        Raymond Langford Jones
Anne-Marie, Nanny:   Sue Parker-Nutley
Helene, Maid:               Frances Riddough
Bob:                                Benjamin Grice
Ivan:                              George Robins
Emma:                           Stacey Matthews

Backstage:

Set Design:                                           Adrian Pope
Lighting Designer:                               David Hart
Sound Designer:                                  Ian James
Stage Director:                                    Bernard Hemsley
Set construction:                                 Richard Barrett, Peter Bidwell, John Guttridge, Robin Kirby, Adrian Pope, Bernard Hemsley
Special construction:                          Ray Harris
Stage Manager:                                   Sally Guttridge
Asst Stage Manager:                          Barbara Gadsden, Caroline George
Choreographer:                                   Penny Heather
Stage crew:                                          Andrew Heather
Lighting Assistant:                              Michael Warner
Sound Assistant:                                 Daniel Whymark
Props:                                                   Beryl Neal
Wardrobe:                                            Margaret Uzzell, Rene Hughes
Make-up & hair:                                  Penny Vetterlein, Christine Lever
Prompt:                                                 Nina James

House Manager:                                  John Heather
Refreshments:                                     Ann Herbert, Nina James
Raffle:                                                   Sally Guttridge
Box Office:                                            Margaret Uzzell
Poster/programme design:               Graham Copeland
Programme editor:                             John Guttridge

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