Renowned theatre director Adam Cook has sunk his teeth into the critically acclaimed 1879 Henry Ibsen play A Doll’s House and will be showing his efforts at the Seymour Centre.
“It’s set in the original period, so the audience can see how the world was like 135 odd years ago, and can then compare it to what the world is like now. Have we changed, have we developed, have we evolved, what are the problems and challenges, are they the same, are they different? It’s a wonderfully exciting, intense and claustrophobic play,” Cook says.
After 25 years in the industry Cook has chosen this old gem, but has made sure to respect it by staying true to the primary story.
“The only thing I’ve varied in my adaptation is I’ve made it sound contemporary; it won’t sound like 19th century British actors doing a Norwegian play, it will sound like it’s happening right now –– just not using iPhones and laptops,” Cook explains.
“A Doll’s House has a really exciting, riveting plot, surrounding the relationship between men and women. [It’s] a play that has truly stood the test of time.” (RM)
Jul 17-Aug 2, Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale, $25-36, seymourcentre.com
BY ROCIO BELINDA MENDEZ