A Doll's House

National Theatre of Scotland bring A Doll’s House to the Lyceum

We're delighted to announce the arrival of a visiting production from the National Theatre of Scotland, a version of Henrick Ibsen's A Doll's House.

The National Theatre of Scotland presents                                
Scottish Première

By Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Graham McLaren                            
At the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from 13 April to 4 May 2013

A Doll’s House caused outrage both in its style and content when first staged in 1879.

Zinnie Harris (The Wheel, Further than the Furthest Thing) has transposed her version from late 19th-century Norway to Edwardian London and shifted the tale of intrigue, fraud and betrayal from the world of finance to that of politics.  Her story has strong contemporary resonances, revealing a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule.

Zinnie Harris’s A Doll's House premièred at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. This is the Scottish première.

Full details of the production, including dates, times and prices, will appear on our website when they become available.

About the production team

Zinnie Harris is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director who has won awards including the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting (2004), and for Further than the Furthest Thing, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award (1999), a Fringe First and a John Whiting Award (2000). Television credits include Born with Two Mothers, Richard is my Boyfriend and Spooks. She is currently an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

Graham McLaren is an Associate Director at the National Theatre of Scotland and Associate Artist at the Toronto-based Necessary Angel theatre company. He was previously Artistic Director of Theatre Babel and Artistic/Associate Director of Perth Theatre.  His production of A Christmas Carol won Best Production and Best Ensemble at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland earlier this year. His acclaimed production of Men Should Weep enjoyed a sell-out run at the Citizens Theatre and a successful Scottish tour in 2011.