All is not as it seems in Henrik Ibsen’s classic complex drama

Seaford-based Synergy Theatre return to their studio venue, Kingston Parish Hall, Kingston-near-Lewes, with their production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House.

Torvald Helmer, a successful lawyer, lives with his charming wife, Nora, their three delightful children and their housekeeper in a cosy apartment.

Newly promoted to the position of managing director of a prestigious bank, and safely through a serious health scare, Torvald’s life could not be better.

Things are looking up, with a promotion, a substantial pay rise, a pretty wife by his side and his position as head of his household never more secure.

But all is not as it seems. Nora’s best friend from school, Kristine, arrives unexpectedly on their doorstep but is she here to reminisce or to manipulate? What exactly are Doctor Rank’s motives for his constant visits to Torvald – his counsel or his wife? And what does the lowly legal clerk, Krogstad, know that will bring Nora’s carefully-calibrated world crashing down about her?

The show features a host of familiar Synergy faces, including Bob Murdock (Torvald Helmer) and Charlotte Tayler (Nora Helmer), Josh Impey as Nils Krogstad and Benedict O’Donohoe as the bon viveur, Dr. Rank. Making their Synergy debuts are Becky Robinson as Kristine Linde and Donna Vaughan as the Helmer’s maid, Helene.

Performances are at the Parish Hall, The Street, Kingston-near-Lewes, from Wednesday, April 9, to Saturday, April 12, at 7.30pm each evening.

Tickets, £7 each, are available from the company’s central box office on 01273 301444, from its Kingston village box office on 01273 474303, by email on boxoffice@thesynergytheatre.co.uk or through the website www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk.