Blackmail. Deception. Awaiting a Miracle.
An intoxicating new production of the Ibsen
Nora and Torvald seem like the perfect couple but underneath is the complex and powerful tale of deception and betrayal. When Nora finds herself at the mercy of the vengeful Krogstad she will do everything in her power to protect her husband from the truth shes been concealing.
This evocative production combines a female chorus, stylised movement and fantastical set design to immerse its audience within the world of Nora Helmer. Alex Cramptons direction breathes new life and contemporary relevance into a much-loved classic. Just how long can Nora wait for the miracle that could save them all?
Space Productions presents
A DOLLS HOUSE
By Henrik Ibsen
Director Alex Crampton
Creative Producer / Dramaturg Mari Rettedal-Westlake
Associate Director Emma Sampson
Assistant Director Hugo Caroca
Set Designers Irina Borisova, Emma Thatcher
Costume Designer Vasiliki Sirma
Lighting Designer Anna Sbokou
Sound Designer Arnulf Lindner
Original Music Andrew Venning
Choreographer Anna Melander
It is telling that this production is sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy – the talented cast and crew capture the central theme so acutely.
THE STAGE (Natalie Woolman)
This is a precise, surreal, Nora-centric take on A Dolls House with a consistently strong cast who successfully embrace and convey the varied issues that the play raises. EXTRA EXTRA (Vanessa Bunn)
In the ever-expanding suburb of English Dolls Houses, Alex Cramptons for Space
Productions finds its own avenue. A cul de sac, rather than a through-route,
for imitations will hardly have the inventive freshness of this.
REVIEWSGATE (Timothy Ramsden)
Director Alex Crampton and creative producer Mari Rettedal-Westlake, together
with a talented and highly committed group of actors, have created one of the
most exciting and relevant productions of the play I can remember.
CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL (Sipora Levy)
This is one of the best examples of fringe productions –
willing to take risks based on sound analysis, a strong vision and confident
★★★★ LONDON THEATRE
In terms of acting, every member of the cast is superb, each giving a powerful
and well-rounded performance.
Where the extent of Noras difficulties can seem ridiculous in the wrong hands,
director Alex Crampton seeks to bring the power play of this marriage, and Noras
social vulnerability to a modern audience. This production, and Gina Abolins
central performance, succeed in making her plight important and truthful.
★★★ WHATS ON STAGE
A darkly haunting and refreshing interpretation of Ibsens classic … Alex Cramptons
direction magnifies the relevance of the plays central themes in todays society.
A culture which is obsessed by image and material wealth.
★★★ LONDON FRINGE FESTIVAL
Please find full programme information and details about
Space Productions here: www.spaceproductions.org.uk
4th, 19th, 27th of July. It will be a half hour informal Q+A session with cast and creatives.
The Arcola Theatre Experience
We are striving to cool the two studio spaces as much as possible but as the temperatures have recently risen, it is advised to dress appropriately.
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