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A Doll's House

From Copenhagen 1879 to Darwin 2017, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House has lost none of its power as a bold vision of feminist selfhood and rediscovery. 

When it hit the stage more than a century ago in Denmark’s capital, this play caused quite the stir. Main characters Nora and Torvald Helmer are living their dream life; happily married with children and security. But when Nora risks her reputation to protect her husband, they are forced to question just how perfect their dream life really is.

Sean Pardy, Executive Director of Brown’s Mart says the themes in A Dolls House will ring more than true for today’s audiences. 

“While we’ve come a long way since the late 19th century, woman still battle discrimination of many forms,” he said.

And with Darwin’s own Gail Evans the director at the helm, Pardy says 21st century Top End theatregoers are in the best of hands. 

“Gail has a reputation for creating riveting, physical, engaging work and I know A Doll’s House will be no different.”

The play is also part of the Brown’s Mart Education Program, aiming to increase appreciation for the Performing Arts. Through the program students can study the text, discuss its themes and see it come to life on the stage.  

WHEN WED 15 – SAT 18 MAR |  WED 22 – SAT 25 MAR | 7PM  | SCHOOL MATINEE BOOKINGS ON ENQUIRY | BROWN’S MART 

INFO brownsmart.com.au

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