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DescriptionTour: 5 February 1929: the town hall in Caledon. Also performed in Riversdale.
VenueRådhuset In Caledon, Caledon, South Africa
First Date5th February 1929
Opening Night5th February 1929
Primary GenreTheatre
Secondary Genre
    • Drama
Helene BothaActorNora
Andries CoetzeeActorA porter
Paul de GrootActorDr. Rank
Paul de GrootActorNils Krogstad
Paul de GrootActorTorvald Helmer
André HuguenetActorNils Krogstad
André HuguenetActorTorvald Helmer
André HuguenetActorDr. Rank
Rena la RocheActorMrs. Kristine Linde
Henri van WykActorNils Krogstad
Henri van WykActorDr. Rank
Paul de GrootDirector
Henrik IbsenPlaywright
A. E. Carinus-HolzhausenTranslator
Production NationalitySouth Africa
Performance languageAfrikaans
Further InformationAlso played in Riverdale. Was performed 200 times in rural towns in South Africa. The tour ended in October 1929. The children of Torvald and Nora were played by locally recruited children. The company initially used Ibsen’s original ending, but eventually switched to the alternative, reconcilable ending in which Nora stays. Source: Temple Hauptfleisch and Hilda van Lill, "Ibsen on the Platteland: The First Professional Production of A Doll’s House in Afrikaans Goes on Tour (1929)", in: Global Ibsen. Performing Multiple Modernities, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Barbara Gronau og Christel Weiler (ed.), London 2011, pp. 19-38.
Event Identifier84462