Children of Nora
Everyone knows about the argument - the big argument, the ferocious, final argument, the one that ends the relationship.
‘Everyone knows about the argument - the big argument, the ferocious, final argument, the one that ends the relationship. The one where the decision is made and somebody leaves and the door is slammed. Only, this door slam is the most famous door slam in dramatic literature. Its echo has reverberated down the ages - causing both controversy and celebration since A Doll’s House was first performed. Only Nora and Helmer, the protagonists of Ibsen's play have children. How do they feel? What happens to them after their mother leaves? Taking as its starting point the text of A Doll’s House, Children of Nora is about all the things we inherit which don't appear on the will.’
This is what Robert Icke wrote about the idea for his new play Children of Nora. Robert Icke is the great talent of the young British theater. He became well known for his modern adaptations of classic texts. At ITA, he wrote and directed an entirely new version of Oedipus last year.
Robert Icke decided to become a playwright and director after he had been torn away from his PlayStation by his father as a teenager and saw a performance of Richard III, with Kenneth Branagh in the title role. Now – only 30 years old – he is regarded as a great young talent in British theatre. For some time now, he has been an associate director at the Almeida in London, the famous theatre that used to be led by Pierre Audi before he came to Amsterdam.
after Henrik Ibsen
written and directed by Robert Icke
scenography Hildegard Bechtler
private producer Joost en Marcelle Kuiper, Joachim Fleury, Familie Staal Fonds