Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Doll's House in New Cross

Coming up later this month at The London Theatre  (443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA), Bromley Little Theatre present ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Samuel Adamson, directed by Pauline Armour:

'Following a ‘sell out’ ‘5 star’ run at Bromley Little Theatre in October 2013, Samuel Adamson’s thrilling adaptation of Ibsen’s classic can be seen for five performances only in January 2014 at The London Theatre – the intimate fringe venue just around the corner from New Cross station.

 Losing none of Ibsen’s spellbinding plot, Samuel Adamson’s taut, accessible script resonates strongly with modern audiences, clearly illustrating the perrenial tensions that challenge our relationships. ‘A Doll’s House’ is the most performed play in the world and continues to fascinate actors, directors and theatre goers who are drawn to the story of Nora Helmer ‘the little sky lark’ whose emotional roller coaster of a journey is starkly displayed as the walls of ‘the doll’s house’ begin to crumble and the foundations collapse.

 The popularity of the play endures partly because the themes that Ibsen explored in 19th Century Norway have a timeless universal quality vividly demonstrating the complexities of love, loyality, sex, money, trust, honesty and what happens when illusions are shattered. It is impossible for these themes not to strike a chord with anyone who has faced the challenges of making a relationship work or of picking up the pieces when a relationship fails.

It is Christmas in the Helmer household and Nora and her husband Torvald are  celebrating the season with their two children. When Nora receives an unexpected and unwelcome visit the idyllic family home is shattered.  Over ‘three long days’ secrets and lies are revealed creating a chasm of such magnitude that things can never be the same again. A sexy, passionate interpretation of Ibsen – challenging and truthful'.

"Adamson’s adaptation is a refreshing rebirth of the original... an emotive interpretation from script to stage – highly sexed, humourous, perceptively theatrical" (Performance Reviewed October 2013 – 5 stars)

Details: Tuesday 21 January – Sunday 26 January at 8-00pm (5-00pm Sunday). Tickets £12-50 from Box Office: 020 8694 1888 or online at  The London Theatre

No comments: