"We enjoyed A Doll's House immensely and it was perfect for the syllabus. Very impressed by the high quality of the acting, particularly the girl who played the lead. We shall certainly be coming back to see future plays!" The London Oratory School

A Doll's House

By Henrik Ibsen

Directed by James Baker

 

"A Doll's House was truly a wonderful performance. My attention was not diverted for a single moment. Ingatestone Hall was a great setting for the play as indeed it was for A Christmas Carol last year. I hope to see many more of your productions there. Thanks again for a most entertaining and thought provoking evening." Bryan Shedel, Essex

Torvald and Nora

It’s Christmas in a small Norwegian town and Nora Helmer excitedly plans surprises and presents for her family and friends.

But beneath the surface of this happiness and apparent domestic bliss lurks a terrible secret that Nora has kept from her husband for eight years. On Christmas Eve a stranger comes to call who threatens to reveal this secret, casting a shadow over her marriage and transforming the Helmer's lives forever.

A beautifully crafted, exhilarating play, it aroused much controversy in it's day - and still does now - by challenging the question of family and society and whether we must put these ahead of ourselves, ahead of our development as individuals, even if we stand to be destroyed by so doing. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that the society of the time was dominated by men, with women expected to cater almost exclusively to their needs, but insisted that he "must disclaim the honour of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity."

A Doll's House toured to Essex and Kent in Autumn 2007 and to London and Essex in Winter 2009.

Lighting Design: Emily Walls

"A wonderful thing is going to happen. Yes, a wonderful thing! But it is so terrible, it mustn't happen, not for all the world!"

Krogstad and Nora
Christine Linde and Krogstad 2
Christine Linde and Nora

"Really good! I was very impressed."  Rebecca Wood, Essex

"Saw 'A Doll's House' last Friday and was very impressed. The combination of the cast's convincing performance in such an ideal venue for this work made for a very enjoyable evening. I'll definitely be going to see more of this company's productions." Pete Blanchard, Southend on Sea

"So loved and enjoyed the performance. Brilliant. Such a strong talented cast." Jacqueline Carden, Warley

Christine and Krogstad
Doctor Rank, Nora and Christine
Christine Linde and Torvald
Torvald
Nora and Torvald
Doctor Rank and Nora 2
Christine Linde