Nora (A Doll’s House)

Nora and Torvald Helmer’s marriage appears to be a perfect one – he’s got a career and she’s the cutest little devoted wife an ambitious man could ever ask for. However, Nora has recently committed a minor fraud to help her husband and now she’s being blackmailed… This famous play by Ibsen, seen as utterly scandalous in its time, is still surprisingly relevant. Nora’s final decision seemed immoral and emancipated in its day and the author’s ironic insight scrutinises not only this decision, but also the doll-like Nora herself. Nora is directed by Jan Nebeský, whose previous adaptations of Ibsen have appeared to critical acclaim at prestigious international festivals.

Premiere: 16th December 2016

“A thrilling, captivating, original, unprecedented, incredibly performed Nora – that’s Tereza Dočkalová.” Jiří P. Kříž, journalist

About the company

Pod Palmovkou Theatre’s repertoire is designed to appeal to a wide range of theatre-goers across generations and deals with subjects that are – or should be – social, cultural or artistic talking points. The theatre’s excellence was recognised in several categories at last years’ prestigious theatre awards. In March 2019’s Czech Theatre Critics Awards, Pod Palmovka Theatre was named Theatre of the Year 2018 (the jury's main prize) and Jan Klata’s production of Measure for Measure was awarded Theatre Production of the Year 2018.



Theatre / company

Pod Palmovkou Theatre, Prague / Divadlo pod Palmovkou

Czech title

Nora (Domeček pro panenky)


Henrik Ibsen


Jan Nebeský


Nataša Novotná


Miroslav Hloucal


Daria Ullrichová

Stage design

Jan Nebeský, Jana Preková

Costume design

Jana Preková

Length of the performance

140 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons







Director Jan Nebeský won the 2016/2017 Divadelní Noviny award for Nora. Tereza Dočkalová as Nora won for the Thálie Prize for extraordinary stage performance.


Barbora Prokopová

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