Brisbane Festival’s latest offering is a web of prettily presented secrets and lies.
The classic play A Doll’s House is set to light up the Brisbane Festival stage.
Nora seems to have it all – a successful husband, adorable children and a beautiful home. But this picture perfect life is actually a complicated trap of secrets and lies. Here is a story of domestic revolution, marriage and motherhood, female empowerment and the journey towards self-liberation.
Henrik Ibsen’s great psychological thriller was recently named as the world’s most performed play. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s brilliantly plotted, boasts striking characters, and tells a story that’s still as charged and moving as it was 135 years ago.
In a superb new version by Lally Katz, one of Australia’s most gifted playwrights, and directed by Steven Mitchell Wright, one of Brisbane’s most intrepid directors, this enduring masterpiece will be a highlight of La Boite’s season and the 2014 Brisbane Festival.
If you saw last year’s The Wizard of Oz at the Brisbane Festival, you’ll already know this journey through Henrik Ibsen’s psychological thriller is going to be quite unlike any you may have taken before.
The Brisbane Festival will run from 16 September until 27 September, for more information see www.brisbanefestival.com.au .