A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Samuel Adamson

Directed by Roger Beaumont


Tuesday May 31st - Saturday June 4th, 2011

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street




Cast

 

Nora Helmer

Louise Bakker

Torvald Helmer

Stuart Denman

Anne-Marie

Niki Mylonas

Kristine Linde

Natalie Hillier

Nils Krogstad

Dominic Ward

Dr Rank

David Sellar

Production Team
Director : Roger Beaumont
Set Design : Roger Beaumont
assisted by Alex Moojen
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Costume Design : Lynda Twidale
assisted by Sheila Burbidge

Stage Manager : Dinah Irvine
ASMs : Karen Hill, Ella McKenzie, Alex Moojen
Lighting Operator : Giulia Bertolini
Sound Operator: Michael Brooks
Set Construction : Michael Bettell and members of the cast & crew



Louise Bakker was born in London and, being the tallest in an all-girls' school, made her stage debut in the role of Joseph in the Nativity Play aged 11. It's been uphill from there. Roles with the Tower Theatre include Noleta in Sordid Lives, Lorna in Cigarettes & Chocolate, Martha in The Constant Wife, and Carol in Oleanna. Whilst at Manchester University she played Bernada Alba in The House of Bernada Alba, Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation, the Marquise de Merteiul in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Dana in The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.

Stuart Denman is a TV producer by day and an actor by night. Stuart has been bringing characters to life on the Tower's stages for more than a decade - Wayne in Popcorn, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Eugene in Biloxi Blues, and Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband. His greying hair and newly discovered wobbly bits have obliged him, grudgingly, to turn his back on the juvenile leads he once embraced and he's now looking forward to getting his hands on the next generation's parts. He has also written, directed and produced for the theatre, some of it memorable.

Niki Mylonas trained at Webber Douglas. She has played Lady Macbeth (Tales of Witchcraft & the Supernatural), Anne Boleyn (Execution -The Hangman's Noose), 2nd Witch (Macbeth), A Human Exhibit (Spellbound), Mistress Vixen (The Beggars Opera), Jessica (The Merchant of Venice), Sabina Fairweather (The Skin of our Teeth), Maria Marten (Murder in the Red Barn), Bet (Oliver Twist) as well as performing on radio, in art films, video & advertisements. She sang in 1960s girl band - The Coarsettes. For the Tower Theatre she has appeared as Nanny Ogg (Maskerade), Mother-in-Law (Blood Wedding), Shakespeare Sonnets Recital, and Aunt 1 (Princess Ivona). She is also an author of non-fiction.

Natalie Hillier trained at the Drama Centre, London and graduated in 2010. Her previous roles include Filumena (Filumena Marturano), Nora (A Doll's House), Olga (Three Sisters at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, Moscow), Lisaveta Ivanovna (The Queen of Spades at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, Moscow), Imogen (Cymbeline at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre), Antigone (Antigone), Meropiya (Wolves and Sheep) and Sherie (The Laramie Project). This will be Natalie's first production for the Tower Theatre Company.

Dom Ward joined the Tower by accident, having been press-ganged into a production of The Entertainer in 2001. Having briefly cornered the market in romantic juveniles with roles in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Hot Mikado and Guys and Dolls, Dom went off to train at Mountview Academy. Since then he's broadened his range, starring as an unprincipled cad (Alec D'Urberville in Tess of the D'Urbervilles), an unprincipled rent boy (Sloane in Entertaining Mr Sloane) and an unprincipled Satanist (Martin in Brimstone and Treacle) amongst many others. Dom was most recently in the world première of Smells of Wee at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, which was nice.

David Sellar has been a member of the Tower Theatre since 1982 His most recent productions have been The Birthday Party playing Goldberg and Sordid Lives playing Wardell 'Bubba' Owens.