Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre

By | Posted on 29-Jan-2020

Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre, starring Jessica Chastain. It’s the final production in The Jamie Lloyd Company’s year-long season, where well-known works have been re-invented for the present day. They’ve become some of the hottest tickets in town, and A Doll’s House tickets look set to follow suit. Check out everything you need to know about A Doll’s House with us.

A Doll’s House tickets at the Playhouse Theatre

Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House

A Doll's House tickets
Jessica Chastain

Named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people in 2012, Jessica Chastain will return to the stage, making her West End debut as Nora in A Doll’s House. The Californian actress is perhaps best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance and Academy Award-nominated performance in Zero Dark Thirty. More recently, Chastain’s appeared in a number of films including IT Chapter Two, The Martian and Interstellar.

Chastain’s not just been on the silver screen though. The actress made her Broadway debut in 2013 in a production of The Heiress at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and has also starred in classic plays including Oscar Wilde’s Salome and Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

With Jessica Chastain in the West End, A Doll’s House tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so you’ll want to book now!

Further casting for A Doll’s House is to be announced, so make sure you’re regularly checking this page to see who’ll star in the play alongside Chastain.

What happens in A Doll’s House?

Considered to be one of Henrik Ibsen’s most famous works, A Doll’s House was first performed at Copenhagen’s Royal Theatre in 1879. Set in a nineteenth-century Norwegian town, the three-act play centres around Nora, a wife and mother whose picture-perfect life is threatened when her acceptance of the status quo is changed. As her life as she knows it begins to fade away, has Nora’s way of living just been an act?

Portraying womanhood in centuries gone by, A Doll’s House is often adapted to incorporate modern-day themes. The upcoming production of A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre will mark Frank McGuinness’ 1996 adaptation of the Ibsen classic return to the West End.

Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of A Doll’s House

Translated into English, Frank McGuinness’ adaptation received its London premiere in October 1996, with the play receiving three Olivier Award nominations and Janet McTeer winning the Olivier for best actress. The production transferred to Broadway in 1997, winning four Tony Awards including best revival of a play and best direction. 

Why should you see A Doll’s House?

Whether you’re a West End star-spotter or a keen theatregoer, then A Doll’s House is definitely the show for you. It’s an epic drama where one woman fights for her life, with Jessica Chastain sure to wow audiences in the lead role. It’s also your chance to see one of the latest shows directed by Jamie Lloyd, one of Britain’s top theatre directors. With a limited run from June to September, it’s set to be one of the shows of the summer, so impress your friends and family with A Doll’s House tickets.

Other shows at the Playhouse Theatre

Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac

A Doll’s House rounds off a trio of plays directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Playhouse Theatre. See James McAvoy play the titular character in a contemporary adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, with critics praising its energetic, dangerous feel. Or, look forward to the Mother of Dragons Emilia Clarke play Nina in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of The Seagull.

All three productions are directed by Jamie Lloyd – an Olivier Award-winning director whose directed West End and Broadway stars, with shows including Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre.