A doll’s house

Autumn 2023: Ibsen’s classic uniquely adapted to Swedish sign language.

A Doll’s House is one of Ibsen’s most read and staged dramas, at least as relevant today as when it was written in 1879. The play takes place in a well-to-do home, where the beautiful Nora plays the role of perfect wife and mother. Nora is married to bank director Torvald and she is his little butterfly, a happily fluttering beauty inside the safe walls of the home. Of course, Nora is happy, you can see it in the family photos where she is beaming? Also, Torvald’s upcoming promotion will bring them a fortune. Outwardly, they live a perfect life in a perfect home. But when a dark secret threatens to be revealed, everything Nora tries to uphold is challenged.
Sometimes Nora’s inner beliefs and expectations have collided with the realities of the outside world. In order to deal with things, Nora has been forced to spin a web of lies because of the woman’s place and role in society. But how much is Nora willing to sacrifice for her marriage and maintain the polished facade?

A Doll’s House is about marriage, and above all the woman’s role in this. An important play about gender equality and women’s liberation. A drama about the images we love to create and the images that ensnare us – now uniquely adapted to Swedish sign language.

Performed in Swedish sign language and with Swedish speech integrated on stage.

On tour in autumn 2022.


Info & tickets


Artistic team

Manuscript — Henrik Ibsen
Adaptation — Elsa Berggren och Filip Burman
Direction — Filip Burman
Scenography — Lars Otterstedt
Costume — Tanja Honkanen
Mask — Anna Olofson
Lighting design — Jörgen Haimanas
Translation — Klas Östergren

Colombine teaterförlag

Recommended for: Adults
Swedish sign language, Swedish
Premiere: 22 october 2022


Romel Belcher

Romel participating in Riksteatern Crea’s production FAME Visukalen 2012. He has repeatedly been a sign language performer in Melodifestivalen and in the spring of 2022 he toured with Riksteatern Crea’s critically acclaimed performance about male norms, Knockout!.

Vivian Cardinal

Vivian is a freelance actor, singer and artist. At Riksteatern Crea, she was last seen in the production Hem, 2019. She has toured several times with Riksteatern’s productions, most recently with Väninnan, spring 2022.

Mette Marqvardsen

Mette made her stage debut at Riksteatern Crea back in 1988 with the performance Sprit. She has since appeared in many productions and most recently she was seen in Rampfeber 2021 and Alice in Wonderland, 2022.

Jade Osbeck

Jade makes her stage debut for Riksteatern Crea with this production. Jade is seen a lot in various sign language TV programs in both SVT and UR. For the past two years, Jade has also performed the Melodifestivalen in sign language.