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A Doll's House


  • Playwright

    Seán McCarthy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Author Notes

    A version of Henrik Ibsen's original play.
  • Synopsis

    A Doll's House traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her unexamined life of domestic comfort. Ruled her whole life by either her father or her husband, Nora must question the foundation of everything she believes in when her marriage is put to the test.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Porter Ted Sheehy
Nora Helmer Fedelma Cullen
Nils Krogstad Tom Hickey
Anne-Marie Pat Leavy
Mrs. Kristine Linde Kate Flynn
Helene Fiona Mac Anna
Dr. Rank Ray McAnally
Torvald Helmer Clive Geraghty
Child Graham Boland
Child Roisin Byrne
Production Team  
Director Art Ó Briain
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Pianist Peter O'Brien (2)
Design Assistant Michael Hunter
Design Assistant Brien Vahey
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager John Sandford
Assistant Stage Manager Niamh McAnally
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Lighting Operator Mick Doyle (2)
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Construction Paddy Rose
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Scenic Artist Eddie Doyle(1)
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Kitty Casey
Photography Fergus Bourke

Unpublished Scripts

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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.