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A DOLL'S HOUSE

Published by: Irish Reviewers on 21st Nov 2009 | View all blogs by Irish Reviewers
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A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen

A New Version by Alan Stanford based on a literary translation by Paul Larkin

Alan Stanford takes on Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” at the Helix Theatre, DCU and is showing there until the 27th of November 2009.

A Dolls house is a play centred around Nora- A housewife and mother of two set in 1879. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Doll's_House )

This play explores the feminine housewife role in the late 1800’s and brings us on a journey of what seems like a ditzy blonde housewife which turns into a story about a smart woman with dark secrets. As we are introduced to the basic set design/home of the Helmers we are introduced to the role of husband and wife and the hilarious but business like relationship between Nora and her husband Torvald played by Lisa Lambe and Peter Gaynor, superbly. As the play unravels we discover dark secrets, which as the plot unfolds we begin taking a frantic and daunting journey with the central character. How will she keep her secrets or what will be the consequence of keeping them? This play explores blackmail, deceit, love, friendship and betrayal.

Overall this play didn’t offer an exhilarating thrill. It seemed like the perfect play to take your grandparents to though!

Robin Stewart
Irish Reviewers

1pm shows– 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th November

8pm shows- 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 26th & 27th November
Venue: The Helix Theatre, DCU
Tickets: €24 (conc. €22)
Weblink:
http://www.thehelix.ie/2009_Q4/SecondAge.htm

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