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A Doll’s House – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Greg Hersov Reviewer: Jimmy Hardwick [Rating:4] When Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was first performed both its message and its denouement caused widespread shock and distress among critics and audiences. Indeed Ibsen bowed to intense pressure to write a more palatable ending for the German stage and much regretted that he had. Happily this ...

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Ghosts – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Alfred Enoch Director: Anna Fox Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4] The original Danish name of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts is ‘Gengangere’ which implies not so much spectres from the past but rather people who keep turning up in the same place. Encompassing the themes of unhappy marriage, philandering husbands, venereal disease, a pretence of moral rectitude ...

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St. John’s Night – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, translated by James McFarlane Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:3] Jermyn Street Theatre always has a wonderful atmosphere about it – almost as though a professional production is being staged in your own living room, surrounded by family and friends. Unfortunately, their UK premiere of one of Ibsen’s early works and first foray into comedy does ...

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