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Merrow Dramatic Society Stage A Doll’s House At The Electric Theatre

Published on: 1 May, 2016
Updated on: 1 May, 2016

Merrow Dramatic Society logo rev 1Merrow Dramatic Society is staging the classic Henrik Ibsen play, A Doll’s House, at the Electric Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday, May 11 to 14.

The play, hugely controversial when first staged in 1879, looks at the bourgeois marriage expectations in Norwegian society in the 1870s and then adds a feminist twist which makes the play as relevant today as it was provocative then.

Based on an event in Ibsen’s own life, A Doll’s House follows Torvald and Nora Helmer who have it all: a loving marriage, three beautiful children, and a secure financial future as a result of Torvald’s new appointment at the bank.

But Nora has a secret, and the arrival of an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve threatens to tear their lives apart forever…

With roots going back as far as the 1920s, Merrow Dramatic Society has been producing high quality productions for many years.

It is not just theatre productions, even though that is central to what they do. They are also a part of the local community and very proud of that. There is a strong social side to the society with a host of events going on throughout the year including an annual barbecue, a rounders match and a skittles evening.

Their productions, generally held at the professional standard Electric Theatre, vary from straight plays to poetry evenings, play readings and musical theatre.

The annual pantomime, which is a regular feature of Merrow life since the 1950s, is performed at Merrow Village Hall.

Evening shows for A Doll’s House are at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.00pm. Click here to book tickets. Tickets are £13 (full price) and £11 for concessions.

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