Saturday 10th May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £9/£8
Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ is the debut production of C&D Productions, Kettering’s theatre company that is taking the country by storm. Booked in for performances throughout August 2014 at the Camden Fringe Festival and with similar requests flying in, C&D thought it were only fitting to premiere in their hometown.
C&D Productions (Chris Lynch & Dan Pothecary) formed the theatre company in answer to a lack of local classic and contemporary plays being performed in Kettering. Born with the ethos to encourage new talent locally, half the cast have never graced the stage before and it is this yearning to provide opportunities locally that have proved a winning combination with people so far. This is coupled with their work in the community including links with Young Enterprise Northants, Weldon Amateur Theatre School, the Rotary clubs of Kettering to name but a few.
‘A Doll’s House’ is a much loved classic tale of a young woman struggling to find her true identity in the midst of a suffocating marriage. Nora struggles with the relationships she has with those around, especially with her husband who has taken on a parental role with much of their interaction akin to father and daughter. She does love him though and it is this battle which is the undercurrent of the play, ending with a shocking conclusion to the questions raised throughout.
This three act play, written in 1879 was significant at the time for its critical attitude towards 19th century norms, but it’s timeless themes include ‘the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is’ and other ever-relevant issues. In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen’s death, the play had the enviable distinction of being the world’s most performed play.. Can you afford to miss out?