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Nora: A Doll's House

by Stef Smith after Henrik Ibsen, directed by Bryony Shanahan

  • A Royal Exchange Theatre Production
  • 4 March 2022 - 2 April 2022
  • The Theatre

'A WOMAN WALKS OUT OF HER HOME AND SHE JUST…'


1918. 1968. 2018. Three distinct and remarkable women illuminate this cleverly distilled contemporary retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s play A DOLL’S HOUSE across three pivotal decades.

Nora Helmer tries hard to be the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect homemaker - but under the veneer she’s close to cracking. Finding herself at an impassable crossroad, Nora has a radical decision to make as secrets and lies tear at the seams, pulling apart everything she has ever known.

Over a century after A DOLL’S HOUSE shocked audiences with its stark portrayal of female married life, this searing adaptation by award-winning writer Stef Smith is rooted in the women’s rights movement, exploring how tightly bound women still are by social convention even as the world seemingly opens-up. This is a muscular domestic thriller that packs a punch - a battle cry, a roar, a ripple of hope. 

  • Content notes
  • Please note this show contains strong language, as well as very brief depictions of/allusions to intimate partner violence.

 


  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre

    DATES: Friday 4 March to Saturday 2 April 2022

    RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

    TICKET PRICES: Standard Tickets range from £10 - £37. Limited numbers of Under 30s and Pay What You Decide tickets are available.

    BANQUETTES: £10 Banquette seats will be released at 10am on the day of the first preview.

    PREVIEWS & £12 MONDAYS: All preview performances are half price and all tickets are only £12 on Mondays (not including previews).

    TIMES:

    DAY DATE TIME(S)
    Friday (preview)
    04 March 2022
    19:30
    Saturday (preview)
    05 March 2022
    19:30
    Monday (preview) 07 March 2022
    19:30
    Tuesday (preview)
    08 March 2022
    19:30
    Thursday
    10 March 2022
    19:30
    Friday 11 March 2022 19:30
    Saturday 12 March 2022 14:30 (C) & 19:30 (C)
    Monday 14 March 2022 19:30
    Tuesday 15 March 2022 19:30
    Wednesday 16 March 2022 14:30 (SD) & 19:30
    Thursday 17 March 2022 19:30
    Friday 18 March 2022 19:30
    Saturday 19 March 2022 14:30 (AD) & 19:30
    Monday 21 March 2022 19:30
    Tuesday 22 March 2022 19:30
    Wednesday 23 March 2022 14:30 (R) & 19:30
    Thursday 24 March 2022 19:30
    Friday 25 March 2022 19:30
    Saturday 26 March 2022 14:30 (SD) & 19:30 (BSL)
    Monday 28 March 2022 19:30
    Tuesday 29 March 2022 19:30
    Wednesday 30 March 2022 14:30 & 19:30
    Thursday 31 March 2022 19:30
    Friday 01 April 2022 19:30
    Saturday 02 April 2022 14:30 & 19:30

    SD = SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCE
    C = CAPTIONED
    AD = AUDIO DESCRIBED

    R = RELAXED
    BSL = BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED

    BOOKING: Tickets are available to buy online

    If you need assistance with booking your ticket, or have an issue that needs resolving, please contact our Visitor Experience Team

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  • Creative Team
  • WRITTEN BY: Stef Smith

    DIRECTOR: Bryony Shanahan

    DESIGNER: Amanda Stoodley

    LIGHTING DESIGN: Louise Anderson

    SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION: Elena Peña

    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: Rakhee Sharma

    FIGHT DIRECTOR: Kenan Ali 

    VOICE COACH: Natalie Grady

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Darren Sinnott

    CASTING DIRECTOR: Lotte Hines CDG

    CASTING ASSISTANTOlivia Barr

    COMPANY STAGE MANAGER: Scott McDonald

    DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER: Amber Chapell

    ASSISTANTSTAGE MANAGER: Sara-Lee Bull 

  • Accessible Performances
  • ACCESS PERFORMANCES

    Captioned = Saturday 12 March 2022 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

    Audio Described = Saturday 19 March 2022 at 2.30pm

    Relaxed = Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 2.30pm. A synopsis is available online for relaxed bookers.

    British Sign Language (BSL) = Saturday 26 March 2022 at 7.30pm

  • NORA 1 / CHRISTINE 3

    Yusra Warsama

    NORA 2 / CHRISTINE 1

    Jodie McNee

    NORA 3 / CHRISTINE 2

    Kirsty Rider

    THOMAS

    William Ash

    NATHAN

    Andrew Sheridan

    DANIEL

    Naeem Hayat

  • "THOUGHT PROVOKING, DEEPLY PASSIONATE AND INCREDIBLY POWERFUL"
    Louisa Gregson - Manchester Evening News

    "RABBLE-ROUSING CALL TO ARMS"
    Chris Bartlett - The Stage

    "STEF SMITH'S CLEVER AND ASTUTE ADAPTATION"
    Glenn Meads - I Love Manchester

    "THIS PLAY EMPOWERS AND CELEBRATES WOMEN"
    Jess Dalloway - West End Best Friend

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