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Henrik Ibsen


It seems that Nora is a happily married mother of three. After years of sacrifice, her family is about to have a comfortable life as her husband Torvald Helmer gets a job as a bank manager. Everything would be fine, if Nora were not haunted by a reckless deed she committed in the past out of love for her husband. To enable him to recover when he was seriously ill, she forged a signature and borrowed a large sum of money from the public notary Krogstad, who now blackmails her and threatens to expose her secret.

Nora desperately wants Torvald to understand the reasons for her actions and to stand by her at the moment of disclosure. But when the opposite happens, she sees him in a new light and realises that she can no longer live with him.

Et dukkehjem, 1879


Premiere: 3. March 2023

Performance length is 2 hours and 0 minutes and has no pause.



Darko Čuden


Nela Vitošević


Petra Pogorevc

Set designer

Urša Vidic

Costume designer

Tina Bonča

Language consultant

Martin Vrtačnik

Lighting designer

Boštjan Kos

Sound designer

Gašper Zidanič

Assistant to dramaturg

Manca Lipoglavšek


Nora Helmer

Ajda Smrekar

Torvald Helmer

Matej Puc

Nils Krogstad

Jernej Gašperin

Kristine Linde

Mojca Funkl

Nina Rakovec

Dr. Rank

Jurij Drevenšek k. g.

Nora or A Doll’s House is one of the most famous and most often performed plays by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It caused an outrageous scandal when it was first performed at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen in 1879. With it, the playwright critically raised the issue of the patriarchal model of a bourgeois family and articulated a woman’s right to choose to shake off her submissive role in marriage. The focus of his interest is Nora’s inner growth, associated with her rebellion against the social norms that prevent her from acting according to her own will, judgement and conscience. Nora, in her own way, is still present today in many texts dealing with power relations between man and woman, because she was the first female heroine in the history of European literature and theatre to demand equality between the sexes

Opening in February 2023 on the Main Stage