Jessica Chastain plays a famed Ibsen heroine this June.
The firmament that is the London theatre scene is twinkling full of stars this year, and now another arrives to brighten up the stage. Making her West End debut, the Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain will take the role of Nora in A Doll’s House, the proto-feminist work which made Henrik Ibsen one of the world’s foremost playwrights. Better still, tickets are on sale now!
A Doll’s House is the final part of a star-studded trilogy from Jamie Lloyd and co. The director’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac, which has been winning rave reviews both for the fresh interpretation and the central performance of James McAvoy, will exit the Playhouse Theatre at the end of February, in order to make room for an Emilia Clarke-led revival of The Seagull. Once the Mother of Dragons leaves the stage, it’s time for A Doll’s House, which opens at the Playhouse on June 10th.
A Doll’s House is a frequent guest in the playhouses of the capital, but not often with a star of such magnitude in the lead. Chastain will bring her award-winning acting chops to one of the great female theatre roles, as Nora Helmer begins to question her marriage, her identity, and her place in a male-dominated world. You can expect that Chastain and Lloyd will turn Frank McGuinness’ 1996 adaptation into something new and urgent amidst the background of the #MeToo movement – simply one more reason to nab yourself a ticket before they’re all gone…
Also published on Medium.