Ibsen classic in pub for community

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The Picturedrome in Northampton will this weekend become the setting for a play about a controlling husband and his submissive wife.

The Shires Repertory Theatre will be staging a version of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the pub on Sunday, December 15 and again on Sunday, December 22.

The play is a drama featuring the controlling character, Torvald Helmer, and his wife Nora. When their home life collapses, Nora comes to the realisation that she must finally close the door on her husband, children and life in ‘a doll’s house’, in order to live as her true self.

A spokesman said: “First performed in 1879 to public furore, it is recognised as a play of socially historic importance. Wrongly championed as a feminist work, it is now recognised as a play exploring the existential right of every human being to explore who they are and fulfil their potential.”

The Shires Repertory Theatre is a not-for-profit company which aims to stage classic and contemporary works for the local community to enjoy.

Performances will be held at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought on the door or by calling 01604 230777. For more information, see www.facebook.com/shiresreptheatre