A Doll's House

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast:

Sunday 07 October 2012

Listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n6r1w

Tanika Gupta transposes the setting of Ibsen's classic play to India in1879 where Nora is an Indian woman married to Torvald, an English man working for the British Colonial Administration in Calcutta. Nora risks her own reputation in order to save her husband's and in the process discovers herself. This new version of A Doll's House takes a fresh look at the play shining a light on British colonial history and race relations as well as gender politics and class.

Niru ….. Indira Varma
Tom ….. Toby Stephens
Mrs Lahiri ….. Shaheen Khan
Kaushik Das ….. Shiv Grewal
Uma ….. Rani Moorthy
Dr Rank ….. Conrad Nelson
Bob ….. James Allen
Peter ….. Matthew Allen

Tabla Maestro, Shahbaz Hussain
Dancer, Anjum Malik

Directed by Nadia Molinari

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