August 6, 2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House is an enjoyable, but I wouldn't say pleasant, play. Nora is a relatable character,  I know many versions of her. The acting for her felt forced at the beginning but considering how she developed it fit, though my companion didn't agree that it was necessary. Many women will recognise Nora's struggle to be everything to everyone and losing herself in the process.

The set was interesting but also distracting. Something simpler could have served better.

Because there is no interval I was very aware of every minute of the 1 hour and 40 minutes of this production. I'm not convinced they needed children for anything other than cuteness factor which seemed a stretch to keep them out of bed so late.

Performances: 5 August-2 September (times vary)
Tickets: $52