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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

8th, 9th and 10th December

Our Autumn production is Ibsen’s iconic 1879 masterpiece, A Doll’s House, rightly dubbed the world’s first ever feminist play and as relevant today as it was nearly 150 years ago. Gender equality still stands among the biggest human rights battles yet to be fought and, shockingly, what’s now called ‘coercive control’ of young women by men remains a reality in 2022.

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Tickets are now on sale from our Box Office

Performances are on Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of December at 7:30pm, in Wedmore Village Hall, and tickets are on sale here, and also at Wedmore Village Store.

This production is suitable for ages 14+

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Diversity Voice – a Somerset charity supporting Ukrainian refugees in our local area.

Synopsis

A comfortably off family is preparing for a happy and fulfilling Christmas. The tree is decorated, the log burner fills the house with cosiness, friends call by to join the festive cheer, the husband has just had a promotion, the children are excited as parcels begin to mount under the tree…
But. This play is by Ibsen, so nothing is as it seems. There are dark secrets; some going back many years. As they surface, they begin to tear at the seams of the relationships. Not just within the family, but into their wider circle of friends and colleagues.
Can the damage caused by the devastating revelations be contained? Can the secrets and lies be re-buried and happy family life continue as before? Or is the whole edifice doomed to come crashing down?