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A Doll's House


  • Playwright

    Alan Stanford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Author Notes

    A new version based on a literal translation from the Norwegian by Paul Larkin.
  • Setting

    A family home, sometime in the 1930s.

  • Synopsis

    It is Christmas in the Helmer household. Nora Helmer lives a comfortable middle-class existence with two healthy sons and a husband who adores her. When past actions return to haunt her, however, she realises that the decision she must now make will change her life forever.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling possible. In the original Second Age production different child actors played the roles of Rikard and Ivan Helmer on alternate nights.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Annie, the Nanny Joan Sheehy
Nils Krogstad Peter Hanly
Torvald Helmer Peter Gaynor
Nora Helmer Lisa Lambe
Dr. Rank Simon Coury
Mrs. Kristine Linde Mary Kelly
Helen, the Maid Sarah Kinlen
Ivan Helmer David Browne
Rikard Helmer Ben Gannon
Ivan Helmer Daniel Kyne
Rikard Helmer Tom Brazil
Ivan Helmer Tadhg O'Leary Ashford
Rikard Helmer Conor Heaney
Ivan Helmer Aaron Wills
Rikard Helmer David Giles
Production Team  
Director Alan Stanford
Set Designer Sabine Dargent
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Choreographer Ella Clarke
General Manager Linda Keating
Assistant Director Noelle Brown (1)
Assistant Set Designer Fiona Carey
Sound Assistant Alun Smyth
Production Manager Des Kenny
Stage Director Marella Boschi
Assistant Stage Director Kate Moylan
Wardrobe Supervisor Yvonne Carry
Chief Electrician Paddy Keating
Photography Anthony Woods
Translator Paul Larkin
Administrator Alex McCullagh
Box Office Manager Lynn McDonough
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Second Age Theatre Company

  • Address

    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Second Age Theatre Company

  • Address

    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information