Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents
A Doll’s House
By Henrik Ibsen in a new adaptation by Tanika Gupta. Directed by Rachel O’Riordan.
Niru is a young Bengali woman married to 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.
Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
Tanika Gupta is an MBE is an English playwright of Bengali descent. Apart from her work for the theatre, she has also written scripts for television and radio plays.
Tamil Nadu born, Singaporean actor Anjana Vasan plays Niru.
06 Sep ‐ 05 Oct 2019
£10 ‐ £42
2hr30 (including interval)