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Duration: 5 Aug - 2 Sept
Price: $25 - $52
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Writer: Emily Perkins Adapted from Ibsen’s original
Starring: Sophie Hambleton, Arthur Meek, Peter McCauley, Kali Kopae, Francis Biggs, Levi Alexander, Sophie Fulton, Jessica Southey and Miko Peszynski.
Director: Katherine McRae
Set and Costume: Ian Harman
Lighting: Marcus McShane
Composition & Sound Design: Pete Edge



Circa One
5 Aug – 2 Sept
Preview 4 Aug

Tues – Thurs 6.30pm
Fri – Sat 8pm
Sun 4pm

Runtime: 1 hour 40mins (with no interval)

IMPORTANT: As there is no interval, please feel free to purchase refreshments from our Cafe & Wine Bar before and/or after the show

$25 – $52

Q&A/Forum Tuesday 8th August after that night’s performance

Nora Helmer has it all: a successful and attractive husband, a big house and two charming children. But as Christmas festivities get underway, events from the past return to wreak havoc in paradise. Nora’s life begins to fracture, leaving her trapped inside a web of secrets and lies… Will the truth set her free or is she in too deep?

In the original play, Ibsen controversially exposed the power and gender dynamics of a marriage. This modern take, by celebrated New Zealand writer Emily Perkins, picks up Ibsen’s gauntlet and drops it into present-day New Zealand. Sophie Hambleton (Katydid, TV’s Westside) commands the stage as Nora. Directed by award-winning Katherine McRae (Cherish, The Enemy of the People), this production will shock and move you.

“Perkins has lobbed a grenade onto the stage and we wait anxiously for it to explode.” – James Wenley, Metro 2015


POTENTLY RELEVANT – Theatreview (6 August 2017)

THEATRE REVIEW: A DOLL’S HOUSE – The Dom Post (7 August 2017)

BROKEN MINIATURES: A REVIEW OF A DOLL’S HOUSE – By Maraea Rakuraku (11 August 2017)

ART MURMURS: A DOLL’S HOUSE – by Corey Spence (12 August 2017)


Actress Sophie Hambleton Joins Us – The Cafe

National Portrait – Emily Perkins – The Dominion Post

Kathy McRae: Navigating modern gender dynamics – The Big Idea

Kali Kopae: Always a touch of nerves at first rehearsal – stuff

Katherine McRae & Pete Edge: A Doll’s House: Re-imagined by Emily Perkins – Upbeat (RNZ)

Kiwi actress getting advice from dad ahead of opening night – stuff

Author Interview: Emily Perkins – Ibsen and The Fuse Box – Saturday Morning (RNZ)

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