Sunday, April 1, 2012

Special Priced Tickets for Pan Pan’s ‘A Doll House’ for Musings Readers

I’m sure it’s clear to many of you at this stage that I am a huge fan of Pan Pan.

I am excited about their upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House for many reasons, chief among them being the casting of the marvellous Judith Roddy as Nora Helmer (Roddy’s Ophelia in The Rehearsal’s “Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark?” scene is one of my favourite theatre memories).

The producer of A Doll House has been in touch to offer a special deal for readers of this here blog.

Tickets (originally priced at 30/28) are available to readers for 16. Head over to the booking page and enter the code FriPan into the box marked “production code”, or call the box office at 01 6770014 and quote the code.  

Below are the show’s press release and trailer. See you all there!

A Doll House

Hot on the heels of their presentation of The Rehearsal: Playing the Dane in New York, North America and New Zealand and following on from their beautiful interpretation of Beckett’s All That Fall in 2011, comes a new Irish production from Pan Pan for 2012: A Doll House.

In 1887 Strindberg claimed that "the theatre is a weapon". Eight years earlier, Ibsen proved it with A Doll's House. And he still does whenever the play is imaginatively performed. As Shaw prophesied in 1913: 'There comes a time...when the parable of the doll's house is more to our purpose than the parable of the prodigal son'.

It’s Christmas and Nora Helmer is going crazy squirreling away presents and decorations, spending the money her husband hasn't yet earned as the new bank manager. But don't worry - Pan Pan’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s modern classic doesn't dwell on the current recession. They're looking at communication, relationships, and social conventions and how we are – first and foremost human beings. After all, people shouldn't always be thinking of themselves, especially women.

Gavin Quinn says of this production:

“Pan Pan's new version of Ibsen's A Doll House, (the world's first great prose drama which at the time exploded like a bomb into contemporary life) will be the opening show of the 'new' Smock Alley Theatre. Smock Alley was originally a theatre in the 17th Century and hosted the Irish Premiere of Hamlet

This version of A Doll House will examine the like - and unlikeability of these famous Ibsen characters and how they can still connect to today's supposedly restless age.”

A DOLL HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen
Smock Alley Theatre, Lower Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
10th – 28th April 2012 (Previews 4th – 9th April)
Booking: and 01 6770014
Directed by Gavin Quinn
Designed by Aedín Cosgrove
Costumes by Bruno Schwengl
Performed by: Áine Ní Mhuirí, Charlie Bonner, Daniel Reardon, Dermot Magennis, Judith Roddy and Pauline Hutton.

For further information, tickets, interviews and materials please contact Nick Costello

Pan Pan Theatre was formed in 1991 by Gavin Quinn and Aedín Cosgrove. Over the last 21 years, the company has developed an individual aesthetic, which has grown from exploring new forms, approaches and experiments with time, space, music and performance.  Pan Pan's recent productions include a Mandarin-language adaptation of Synge's The Playboy of the Western World in Beijing and an original musical take on a familiar myth in Oedipus Loves You, Gina Moxley’s The Crumb Trail and the award – winning The Rehearsal: Playing The Dane. Their most recent production has been the critically – acclaimed radio play by Samuel Beckett, All That Fall which won Best Lighting Design (Aedin Cosgrove)and Best Sound Design (Jimmy Eadie) in the 2012 Irish Times Theatre Awards.

Pan Pan acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council.


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