Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King), Deidre Rubenstein (Ladies in Black), Greg Stone (The Weir) and Zoe Terakes (Janet King) star in the Australian premiere of Tony Award-nominated drama A Doll’s House, Part 2, directed by 2018 Helpmann Award nominee and MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes.
Opening on Thursday 16 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, A Doll’s House, Part 2 sees daring US playwright Lucas Hnath take up where Ibsen left off with an intriguing and decidedly modern perspective on the famed play’s provocative themes.
Sarah Goodes said, ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2 was recently nominated for 8 Tony Awards for good reason. Peppered with modern language, the play is a fresh, funny and illuminating piece of theatre examining a famous story and characters through an entirely new perspective that speaks directly to our times. The opportunity to see one of our great actors, Marta Dusseldorp, in the lead role is not to be missed.’
In 1879, Nora Helmer handed her husband her keys and wedding ring and left home, slamming the door behind her. But whatever happened to this famous literary figure from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House? And what of the family she left behind? 15 years later, Nora is now a successful feminist writer returning to get the divorce her husband Torvald never filed for. All she needs is the paperwork.
August 11 – September 14