Come and see our next show - 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen. 17 to 19 March, Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street. Tickets on sale now!
Led by Bethan Stoll
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds
Monday 31 January 2022
All welcome. Members and non-members alike. Come and introduce yourself!
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A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 March
The slamming of the front door at the end of A Doll's House has often been used to sum up the play itself – one writer noting "That slammed door reverberated across the roof of the world."
When we first meet her, Nora seems happy in her married life, but the infantilising of her by her husband, in his pet names for her; his attempts to control her actions, even down to her enjoyment of sweet treats; and his lecturing of her, makes it clear how uneven this relationship is. She is his “doll” and her home-making is merely playing with a doll’s house.
Eventually she can deceive herself no longer and acknowledges the need for personal freedom though we question whether Torvald will ever fully understand how uneven the relationship is between them.
It shocked its audiences when first performed in 1879; it still has a powerful message today – about the danger of relationships where power is all on one side, and where others may struggle for an independent voice.
Tickets: £12.50 adults, £10 for under 21’s and Saturday matinee. Under 12's FREE
Shows start 7.30 pm evenings and 2.30 pm Saturday matinee.
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