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July 29, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: A Doll’s House by Emily Perkins – Live Rehearsal

AFTERGLOW: A Doll’s House by Emily Perkins – Live Rehearsal

On a wet Wellington Friday evening, we were fortunate to host a live rehearsal of the forthcoming production of A Doll’s House, adapted from Ibsen’s original by Emily Perkins. Award-winning director Katherine McRae presented the players, Sophie Hambleton (Nora Helmer) and Arthur Meek (Theo Helmer), for a performance that gave the audience a taste of the intricate passions of marriage in a present-day New Zealand setting. There followed a Q&A between the audience and the performers in which they elaborated upon adapting a work written in 1879 for the modern stage.

Arthur Meek looks quizzically at co-star Sophie Hambleton while Katherine McRae remains composed

Arthur (Theo) getting up close and personal with Sophie (Nora)

Arthur Meek exuding intensity as Theo

A captive audience

Wrapping up with a lively Q & A

Copies of A Doll’s House and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen can be purchased from Unity’s online bookshop here.

A Doll’s House will be performed at the Circa Theatre 5 August – 2 September.

Tickets are available from:

Photos and text by John Duke and Thomas Sutherland

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