A Doll’s House, play in three acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in Norwegian as Et dukkehjem in 1879 and performed the same year.
The play centres on an ordinary family—Torvald Helmer, a bank lawyer, his wife Nora, and their three little children. Torvald supposes himself the ethical member of the family, while his wife assumes the role of the pretty and irresponsible little woman in order to flatter him. Into this arrangement intrude several hard-minded outsiders, one of whom threatens to expose a fraud that Nora had once committed without her husband’s knowledge in order to obtain a loan needed to save his life. When Nora’s act is revealed, Torvald reacts with outrage and repudiates her out of concern for his own social reputation. Utterly disillusioned about her husband, whom she now sees as a hollow fraud, Nora declares her independence of him and their children and leaves them, slamming the door of the house behind her.
This production, directed by Carrie Cracknell, was captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Young Vic theatre.
CAST INCLUDES: Mabel Clements, Nick Fletcher, Leda Hodgson, Hattie Morahan, Dominic Rowan, Steve Toussaint, Susannah Wise, Vincent Curson-Smith, Jowan Sonny Frankland, Leon Rolfe , Nathaniel Smith , Leyna Adame Swetz, Jake Tuesley, Laszlo Corin Whitaker
WINNER - EVENING STANDARD AWARDS & CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARDS Best Actress - Hattie Morahan NOMINATED - OLIVIER AWARDS Best Actress - Hattie Morahan
BEST THEATRE OF 2012 - THE OBSERVER Best Performance - Hattie Morahan as Nora
SHORTLISTED - EVENING STANDARD AWARDS Best Director - Carrie Cracknell Best Design - Ian MacNeil
SHORTLISTED - WHATSONSTAGE.COM THEATREGOERS' CHOICE AWARDS Best Play Revival Best Actress - Hattie Morahan
‘An intense emotional thriller.’
'If you ever see a production of the play, see this one.'
'A sexy, passionate interpretation of Ibsen, potent and emotionally truthful.'
'A riveting production of Ibsen’s classic led by a vivid, moving performance from Hattie Morahan.'
'There is so much to admire in this marvellous production… terrific.'
'Hattie Morahan is wonderfully luminous… Ian McNeil’s set is exquisite… warmly recommended.'
‘A bravura performance that elevates Morahan to the front rank of British actors.’
Don't usually write reviews - but this is so great. Reminds me of fun kids detetcive stories but very funn
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‘Stunning British Premieres…startling acting, sets and direction.’