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A Doll’s House: unmissable theatre comes to Peterborough

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This autumn, UK Touring Theatre presents the world premiere of a brand new English version of A Doll’s House: Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking play about marriage, money, and the freedom of women in the late 19th century

Following the success of their production of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in 2013, the highly acclaimed company returns to the Key Theatre in Peterborough on Wednesday, 1 October with another Scandinavian classic. This powerful new production is touring to theatres across the UK from September to November.

Set in 19th century Norway, A Doll’s House explores the relationship of Torvald and Nora Helmer, whose ‘perfect’ marriage is not what it seems. The play shocked and divided critics across Europe with its depiction of a woman struggling to survive in a man’s world, and Nora’s rejection of the ‘ideal’ family life. The opinions of audiences were also divided, so much so that invitations to social gatherings at the time would often include the note: “You are requested not to mention Ibsen’s Doll’s House!”. Now widely regarded as Ibsen’s masterpiece, it has received worldwide critical acclaim and in 2006 it was the world’s most performed play.

A Doll’s House is a very powerful piece. Every woman can relate to Nora and the social roles that she plays, as daughter, wife and mother. Every woman should see this play once in their lifetime.

Director Michael Woodwood

UK Touring Theatre are renowned for producing exciting new translations of classic European plays, and are committed to bringing classic theatre to venues large and small across the UK.

Tickets for A Doll’s House are priced at £12.50 full price, £10 concessions and can be purchased from the Box Office on 01733 207239 or online at www.vivacity-peterborough.com

For more information on the production visit www.uktouringtheatre.co.uk

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