Emily Perkins and Colin McColl - Images courtesy of Auckland Theatre Company
Novelist Emily Perkins has penned her first play. She’s updated Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and set it in contemporary New Zealand. This new version will premiere at the end of the month in a production by the Auckland Theatre Company. Of course any other changes she might have made to the text will have to remain a mystery until opening night. Justin Gregory asked Emily and director Colin McColl why they felt the need to rewrite a classic.