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Jessica Chastain makes her West End debut in A Doll's House

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A Doll's House has been postponed, with work being carried out daily to reschedule new dates. Jessica Chastain is hoping to be part of the new run. Ticketholders will be contacted as soon as more information becomes available.

A Doll’s House starring Jessica Chastain!

It has recently been announced that as part of the new Jamie Lloyd Company season at London’s Playhouse Theatre, Henrik Ibsen’s classic play will be returning to the stage for a limited 12-week run! Jessica Chastain is set to star in this new version of a theatre classic.

Tickets for A Doll’s House are now on sale and selling quickly so make sure you don't miss your chance to get your tickets to this new A Doll’s House play.

What is A Doll’s House about?

The play focuses on Nora Helmer, a middle-class, middle-aged wife and mother. In the past, she has broken laws and the rules of convention to do what she thought necessary to protect her family. However, the past seems to have caught up with her. Forced to come to terms with the realities of her situation in a way that she never has before, Nora becomes disenchanted with the life she, and everyone else, expected her to lead and decides to make a drastic and life-altering change. 

A Doll’s House Jessica Chastain stars!

Jessica Chastain is poised to take the lead in the newest production of A Doll’s House which is set to run at London’s Playhouse Theatre, though the rescheduled performance dates have yet to be announced. The actress’ big break came when she starred opposite Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life, however, she rose to fame after starring as Celia Foote in the smash-hit film The Help. Her role in the film would earn the actress her first Academy Award nomination. 

She would go on to earn another Academy Award nomination and win a Golden Globe for her starring role in Zero Dark Thirty which fictionalised the hunt for, capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. The actress has starred in numerous Hollywood films since her rise to fame, and is no stranger to the stage, though this will mark her UK and West End debut.

In addition to performing at the esteemed Carnegie Hall, the actress has played starred in such iconic plays as Romeo and Juliet, The Cherry Orchard, Salome and Othello. Further casting information on A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre has yet to be announced.

A Doll’s House creative team

This newest version of A Doll’s House comes from renowned adaptor and translator Frank McGuinness whose personally penned plays include The Factory Girls, Dolly West’s Kitchen, and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

His work joins the new Jamie Lloyd season which includes Martin Crimp’s new version of Cyrano De Bergerac starring James McAvoy. West End tour de force Jamie Lloyd has made a name for himself as a premier interpreter of the work of Harold Pinter. He would go on to present a 6-month long season of the playwright’s work in 2018’s widely acclaimed and star-studded Pinter at the Pinter. Lloyd saw great success in his tenure as Associate Director at Donmar Warehouse and Artistic Director at Trafalgar Studios. His work has earned him numerous Olivier Award nominations and one win thus far. 

Design for A Doll’s House comes from award-winning designer Soutra Gilmour (Inadmissible Evidence, Antigone, Urinetown) additional information about the creative team will be released in due course. 

 A Doll’s House through the years

Ibsen’s play premiered in 1879 and became an overnight success, though it certainly stirred controversy with its content. The play has been widely performed and adapted since it first made waves in Denmark that would spread around the world. 

Notable runs include the award-winning Simon Stephens version which enjoyed 2 sell-out runs at the Young Vic before transferring on to the Duke of York’s Theatre and eventually making its way to New York. The critically acclaimed Carrie Cracknell production starred the award-winning Hattie Morahan and Dominic Rowan.

Most recently a reimagined version of the classic play set in Calcutta premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith for a limited 1-month run that ended in early October 2019. The show marked Rachel O’Riordan’s directorial debut and starred Anjana Vasan and Elliot Cowan.

Several film versions of the story have been made over the years including two separate versions which were both released in 1973, one starring Jane Fonda and the other starring Anthony Hopkins. The story has been transplanted, adapted and updated in various ways throughout the years including a 2012 short film entitled Nora in which award-winning Hattie Morahan reprises her role, though a modernised imagining of the character. 

A Doll’s House London 2020

This new production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic is sure to set the West End alight. A Doll’s House tickets are already in incredibly high demand, so you won’t want to miss your chance to see Jessica Chastain in her West End debut!


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Venue Information

Playhouse TheatreNorthumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

Customer Reviews

15 reviews4.7

Christopher 6th October

Successful transfer to 1890 India, the era Ibsen wrote the play with social tensions & customs underlying the story. Terrific set & outstanding acting especially from the three principals made this a memorable evening

Carol Ezrati5th October

The addition of the colonial issues added to the play.

ruth redman4th October

Absolutely brilliant production. Pitch perfect direction, acting and beautiful design and realisation of set, lighting and music. Congratulations all involved.

J H Stephen4th October

Excellent acting and innovative production. First visit to the Lyric- loved the theatre. Who needs the West End?

customer28th September

Great performance

Miss Freya Wilson27th September

Extremely emotional and topical play. Lovely theatre.

Jake M Jackaman26th September

Very good indeed

Magnus26th September

Must say I was mesmerised! The adaption of Ibsen’s text to the Indian context worked perfectly, without any trace of cultural appropriation – at least as far as I as a white, Christian, male etc can detect. The actors were amazing (the way they deliver text - even a Swede can hear every word!) and music, set, light - it all came together. Not often I get a catharsis in the auditoriums, but this sure was! Also, very good to see so many you spectators in the audience, and gee did they absorb… Thanks all involved!

Gale23rd September

I loved this production. So an interesting spin on this play.

MiriamDickason22nd September

A WELL PRODUCED ADAPTION OF IBSENS PLAY AND WELL INTERPRETED ON SEVERAL LEVELS I ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE AND PARTICULARLY BEING SET IN I KOLKATA

MrsCM Miller16th September

An absorbing re-telling of the original in a culturally different setting.

lucie Carney15th September

Excellent facility, good play so nice to have quality option other than West End...