A Doll’s House | Arcola

Written by Henrik Ibsen
Space Productions
Arcola (2011)

Gina Abolins (Nora) Elisa King (Ivar) Maria Toleda (Emmy) | Arcola 2011 | photo by Bjarte Rettedal
Gina Abolins (Nora) Elisa King (Ivar) Maria Toleda (Emmy) | Arcola 2011 | photo by Bjarte Rettedal


“Director Alex Crampton really can deliver.”
GUARDIAN (Lyn Gardner)

Space Productions, under the direction of Alex Crampton, has successfully brought Ibsen’s work to life at the Arcola Theatre. There is much to be admired, and it is certainly an intense and alluring production that – even within its closing moments – keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. It’s great to see a classic brought to life once more … Crampton delivers a challenging use of direction.

This is one of the best examples of fringe productions – willing to take risks based on sound analysis, a strong vision and confident creativity.
★★★★ LONDON THEATRE (Peter Brown)


Directed & Co-Produced by Alex Crampton

Dramaturg & Creative Producer – Mari Rettedal-Westlake | Associate Producer – Rowan Rutter | Designed by Irina Borisova & Emma Thatcher | Costume by Vasiliki Syrma | Lightingby Anna Sbokou | Sound by Arnulf Lindner | Choreography by Anna Melander | Music by Andrew Venning | Associate Director Emma Sampson

Performed by Gina Abolins, Tim Blackwell, Emma Deegan, Alex Gatehouse, Dominik Golding, Elisa King, Chloe Lewis, Maria Toledo


© Production shots by Bjarte Rettedal


Backstage shots by Designers Irina Borisova & Emma Thatcher

with the Dinner Exchange

The Dinner Exchange are a food up-cycling organisation, campaigning to raise awareness around food waste.

The Dinner Exchange and Space Productions teamed up to create a special, immersive dining event, where guests could eat a gourmet vegan 3-course meal (made from food destined for the bin) alongside characters from A Doll’s House.

Nora, Krogstad, Dr Rank and Helene joined Dinner Exchange guests for a fundraiser evening of fine foods, party games and an impromptu Tarantella.

For more information, visit The Dinner Exchange

© Photos by Luke Barnes