A Doll's House


Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen's classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race.
Lyric Hammersmith

Photo by Peter Brown 2017


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Starts: Friday 6 September 2019
Closes: Saturday 5 October 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 11+

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Background


There will be Post Show Talks following the 7.30pm performances on Tue 17 Sep and Tue 24 Sep.

Synopsis


Calcutta. 1879.


Niru, is a young Bengali woman in a mixed-race marriage with an English colonial bureaucrat - Tom.


Tom loves Niru, exoticising her as a frivolous plaything to be admired and kept. But Niru has a long-kept secret.


And just as she thinks she is almost free of it, it threatens to bring her life crashing down around her.


Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen's classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race.


Rachel O'Riordan makes her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Lyric, in a production that gives new urgency to the forces that drive our heroine to choose between society's expectations and her own identity.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Kings Mall
King St
Lyric Square
London W6 0QL

Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 6 September 2019

Press night:Wednesday 11 September 2019

Closes:Saturday 5 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Audio Described performance ‑ Sat 28 Sep at 7.30pm (touch tour before this performance at 6pm, for further information and to book email the theatre or call the Box Office on 020 87416850).


Open Captioned performance on Sat 28 Sep at 2.30pm.


Cast


Assad Zaman - Kaushik Das

Colin Tierney - Dr Rank

Elliot Cowan - Tom Helmer

Tripti Tripuraneni - Mrs Lahiri

Anjana Vasan - Niru

Arinder Sadhra - Uma


Creatives


Author: Henrik Ibsen in a new adaptation by Tanika Gupta
Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Production: Lyric Hammersmith

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