A Doll's House
In this timeless study of the need for domestic honesty and spiritual liberation, Ibsen's natural building block is the long scene. A classic example occurs when Nora, aware that her forged signature on a financial document is about to be revealed, looks to her platonic admirer Dr Rank for help. Just at the very moment she is about to ask him for money, he openly declares his love – which kills her request stone dead. As written, there is a natural rhythm to the scene, which is not helped here by another twirl of the set as the characters change rooms. Even on a purely practical level, the revolving set forces the Young Vic to sacrifice its usual intimacy by adopting a straight-edged, picture-frame stage.