Artrix updates Ibsen classic

Contemporary re-telling of A Dolls House examines mental health stigma.

Artrix are pleased to welcome Theatrical Niche Theatre Company with their new adaptation of A Dolls House on Thursday 17th May at 8pm.

This new adaptation based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale follows Mr & Mrs Helmer, an iconic power couple. They excel at work, staying on top, socialising. They excel at excelling. But as his autobiography rolls out around Christmas-time, it seems there are a few things that Mr. Helmer may not have mentioned in the foreword.

Working with some of the UK’s leading Mental Health charities, Theatrical Niche use verbatim interviews and emotive choreography to rocket Ibsen’s famous tale into a hugely relevant re-telling for modern audiences. Exploring stigmas around gender and mental health, this artful adaptation focuses on the impossible idolisation of one ‘perfect’ woman, by a man who walks with weights around his ankles.

A Doll’s House showcases the play-writing collaboration of two of Theatrical Niche’s founding members, Alice Knapton and Venetia Twigg, as well as the Direction of critically-acclaimed artist, Alice Sillett and Choreography by Amy Lawrence.

This new production incorporates the words and intonations of mental abuse & mental health problem sufferers, giving Ibsen a resoundingly contemporary voice. Tickets for A Dolls House are £14 or £12 for concessions. This performance is recommended for ages 12+.