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
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
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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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 8344 6975
How to Get Here
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