NORA: A DOLL’S HOUSE | BATH THEATRE ACADEMY 

THE EGG BATH 2021 
WRITTEN BY STEF SMITH after Henrik Ibsen 

‘I see now our home has been nothing but a playroom. I am a doll-wife.’

1918. 1968. 2018. Three eras. Three women. Three fights for freedom.

The same struggle.

As outsiders looking in, we see a woman holding together a home. But when a secret from the past threatens to dismantle Nora’s carefully constructed world, she is forced to make a choice.

Henrik Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood in A Doll’s House caused riots when first performed in 1879. This bold new version by Stef Smith reframes the drama across three different time periods.

What does it mean to be a woman, a wife, a mother?

How do you escape a structure designed to lock you in?

CREATIVE TEAM

Direction - Julia Head
Design - April Dalton
Sound - Dinah Mullen 
Lighting - George Seal 
Movement - Sophie Cottle 
Production Manager - Lisa Hall
Stage Managers - Hollie Marshall, Kay Hudson and Rob Browning
Producers - Laura Knight and James Moore

Made in collaboration with students at Bath Theatre Academy. 


Photos by Chelsey Cliff