About the show
Where is it showing?A Doll’s House will open at the Playhouse Theatre as part of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s residency.
When does it open?The play begins previews on 10 June 2020.
What is it about?A Doll’s House is a haunting domestic drama by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It follows Nora, a bride who is harbouring a secret and hiding behind convention. Although seemingly happy in her marriage to newly-appointed bank manager Torvald, the stifling reality of her lifestyle – and the weight of a long-held confession – threatens to topple the foundations of their comfortable existence.
Tackling social class, gender politics and self-sacrifice, A Doll’s House is a masterful example of Scandinavian theatre which has been staged and adapted worldwide.
Who is in it?Jessica Chastain stars as Nora in her first UK theatre production. She is best-known for her film work, from The Help to Zero Dark Thirty, and is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and two Oscar nominations. Her stage credits include US productions of Salome and Othello.
Further casting is yet to be confirmed.
Who is the creative team?The creative team behind A Doll’s House includes director Jamie Lloyd, whose radical and exciting approach to classic texts have earned him critical and commercial acclaim. His latest successes include Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton.
Soutra Gilmour provides the set design, having also worked on Betrayal and Cyrano de Bergerac.
How long is it?A running time is yet to be confirmed.
Recommended forFans of Jessica Chastain’s screen career should secure tickets for A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre, which offers a rare opportunity to see her in her element on the stage. The combination of this timeless script and the star-power of Chastain and Lloyd is guaranteed to please all lovers of contemporary and classic drama.
Age Recommendations: TBC