Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking, realist classic A Doll’s House (in a translation by Christopher Hampton, The Father) centres on an ordinary family—Torvald Helmer, a bank lawyer, his wife, Nora, and their children. Torvald supposes himself the ethical member of the family, while his wife assumes the role of the pretty and irresponsible little woman.

In this enduringly powerful drama, through an intricate story of reputations, secrets, love, and betrayal, Nora finds her way out of the “doll’s house” constructed by a restrictive society, ready to discover who she really is.

Famous for “the door slam heard around the world”, A Doll’s House stands as one of the most important plays in the theatrical canon.