Today we spoke to Elisa Amesbury, director of Getting Married by August Strindberg, which accompanies A Dolls House on 9, 10 and 11 March at 10.15pm.
Strindberg originally wrote the short story Getting Married as a witty riposte to A Doll’s House in 1884 and this new adaptation is a charming and fascinating insight into what Ibsen’s arch-rival really thought of his masterpiece…
Interviewed by Chris Honer, artistic director and director of A Dolls House, Elisa talks about her inspiration to do the piece.
“I like that the piece will be performed at The Lowry after A Dolls House, it gives it an underground feeling which I think Strindberg would have approved of! And I love that it will be happening on the same set as A Dolls House, I have this idea that these actors are sneaking into The Lowry late at night to subvert what we’ve already seen and to put their own take on it!”
Getting Married is free to ticket holders of A Dolls House on the relevant dates.