Event Description

A women sits with her head on the table next to a pitcher of milk

Nora: A Doll's House

26/04/2022 - 30/04/2022 7:30pm - 9pm

Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House

UMSU Union House Theatre

Presented by Union House Theatre

A radical new version by Stef Smith, after Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Xanthe Beesley and Liv Satchell


About the Show

Nora is the perfect wife and mother. She is dutiful, beautiful and everything is always in its right place. But when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, her life rapidly unravels. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything.

Henrik Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood caused outrage when it was first performed in 1879. This bold new version reframes the drama in three different time periods. The fight for women’s suffrage, the Swinging Sixties, and the modern day intertwine in this urgent, poetic play that asks, ‘how far have we really come in the past hundred years?’

Nora: A Doll’s House will be performed in the Union Theatre, a venue that has served us since 1938!

Union House Theatre invites our community of students, staff, alumni, friends and family to celebrate the final UHT presented show in this venue, and to wish the community well for the big move to the new venues in the Arts and Cultural Building in the Student Precinct.  

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical, on behalf of Nick Hern Books

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Tues 26 April 7:30pm - Preview

Wed 27 April 7:30pm - Opening Night

Thursday 28 April 7:30pm

Friday 29 April 7:30pm - 8 headsets available for Audio Description

Saturday 30 April 2:30pm - Matinee - Relaxed Performance (download guide HERE)

Saturday 30 April 7:30pm

Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 minutes, no interval



Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus



Cost: $25 Full / $15 Concession / $10 Preview

Seating is general admission

Bookings: trybooking.com/889024  (03) 8344 6975



Shravya Akkapeddi

Leah Bourne

Elizabeth Dewing

Smriti Hosur

Abigail Kargbo

Afreen Khan

Sam Kouryialas

James Madsen-Smith

Cassidy McCredie Pledger

Anannya Musale

Luci Rawson

Tulipa Rodriguez-Quin


Creatives & Crew

Directors - Xanthe Beesley & Liv Satchell

Costume Designer - Natalie Gillis

Set Designer - Claudia Mirabello

Lighting Designer - Giovanna Yate González

Sound Designer - Connor Ross

Stage Manager - Max Woods

Artistic Associate - Dominic Weintraub

Assistant Stage Manager - Maleea Hegarty

Sound Design Mentee/ Operator - Ella Roberts

Lighting Programmers / Operators – Ishana Girish & Annese Lingafelter

FOH Sound Mix – Sherry Tay & Annese Lingafelter

Costume & Makeup Assistants - Lauren Williams & Vaishnavi Ravikrishna

Production Manager - Tom Brayshaw

Head Technician - Clynton Jones

Stage Carpenter - Allen Laverty

Marketing - Erin Adams

Marketing Assistant - Linh Phan

Poster Image Photography - Alice Hutchinson

Dress Rehearsal Photography - Ben Fon



Union Theatre is wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair lifter in the Union Theatre, and our Front of House Supervisor at the event will be able to assist you with the lifter.

The performance on Friday 29 April 7:30pm will be Audio Described by Vision Australia. Please book an Audio Description ticket to reserve a headset.

The performance on Saturday 30 April 2:30pm will be a Relaxed Performance. You can download the Relaxed Performance Guide HERE.

We accept the Companion Card. Please email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au when you purchase your ticket and a second ticket will be issued for your companion at no charge.

For more information about accessing the venue, please visit: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/express-yourself/theatre/how-to-get-here/access-info/

Contact: uht@union.unimelb.edu.au | 8344 6975


How to Get Here



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