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A must-see for teachers and students alike, Lucas’ sensitive and thought-provoking interpretation of Ibsen’s classic text is guaranteed to both complement and enhance national curriculum study, whether utilized as part of the ‘Exploring Play Texts’ Unit at GCSE and A-Level Theatre Studies, or for written analysis in performance

Teachers, why not supplement your students’ visit by taking advantage of our Pre-Show* and ‘After-Dark’ Talks? These are interactive forums in which audience members are given the chance to pose their own questions to key members of the Acting Company and Creative Team. Whether looking to gain insight into a specific production, or to learn more about the text’s journey from page to stage, this unique opportunity is not to be missed.

* Pre-show talks for School parties/educational groups must be arranged in advance of the performance with the Crescent Theatre Administration Team. For details of current availability or to book a session, please ring 0121 643 5859.

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen. Translated by Michael Meyer

Sat 11th – Sat 18th Sep 2010 at 7.30pm in The Main House (not Monday)
Matinees   Sun 12th  & Sat 18th at 2.30pm
After Dark: Fri 17th

'I believe that before all else I am a reasonable human being just as you are – or at all events, that I must try and become one'

It’s Christmas Eve at the Helmer household. The tree is dressed, and the children are at play. With a husband newly promoted, and the burden of her past financial struggles behind her, doting wife and affectionate mother, Nora, looks forward to the perfect year ahead....

That is, until, the arrival of an unwelcome guest threatens to destroy this blissful scene, and with it, Nora’s faith in the very roles which she, like countless women of her generation, has been taught to play, and in playing, to perfect...

First premiered in Copenhagen in 1879, Henrik Ibsen’s ground-breaking tale of one woman’s awakening from the spiritual and intellectual constraints of 19th Century married life, outraged theatre-goers of the day, many of whom viewed Ibsen’s text as a direct and undiluted attack upon the central tenants of Bourgeoisie morality.

For Director Gerry Lucas, 130 years on, the play retains the power to shock, challenge and inspire audiences worldwide.

'The main reason for the play’s longevity’, says Lucas, ‘is down to the moral dilemma Nora, the central protagonist, experiences during the course of the play...and even today, Nora’s choices still divide audiences the world over’.

Tickets: £14.00 (Concessions £13.00)
Sunday Matinee: All tickets £5.00 (No Concessions)
Groups 20 or more: £11.00

By arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

Box Office: 0121 643 5858
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054