Fresh new writing is at the Exeter Northcott with their Beyond Nora performance, part of the Exeter Northcott’s commitment to promoting new writing made in Devon – with the post script, local subjects, global themes.
Beyond Nora is an evening of script-in-hand performances of three brand new plays by Exeter playwrights, on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17.
The three plays are inspired by the theatres production of Ibsen’s A Dolls House in September 2009.
During that run, director Rebecca Manson Jones and dramaturg Sarah Dickenson led a group of emerging playwrights in workshops based on Ibsen’s play. The writers were charged with creating half-hour contemporary interpretations of A Doll’s House, using the themes, characters and structure of the original, as well as prompts from current affairs.
Kim Komljanec’s Incarceration begins as a young mother shouts to the baby’s father over the walls of Exeter prison. In Fitting End, Christine Roberts takes the character of Emmy from Ibsen’s original, and looks at her life 20 years later in the run up to her wedding. Hannah Mulder’s poignant Where the Light Comes Through the Trees.
A post-show discussion will follow the performances on both Saturday and Sunday.
Beyond Nora takes place on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, at 7.30pm Tickets are £8 to £12 (concessions half price). Call the box office on 01392 493493