About the showJessica Chastain is swapping the big screen for the West End in 2020 as she makes her London theatre debut. Chastain joins the Jamie Lloyd Company’s residence at the Playhouse Theatre to star in A Doll’s House.
First written in 1879, A Doll’s House remains startlingly relevant for a modern audience. Nora’s husband is up for a promotion at work and life couldn’t seem happier for them and their children. But a long-held secret and the arrival of figures from the past threaten to destabilise this outwardly happy family - and with it, Nora’s sense of self-determination and freedom.
Chastain stars as Nora, having previously made her name in Academy Award-nominated films including Zero Dark Thirty, The Tree of Life and The Help.
Director Jamie Lloyd (The Pride, Betrayal) is the co-founder of the Jamie Lloyd Company, which is taking up residency at the Playhouse Theatre from November 2019. The residency will begin with James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac, also directed by Lloyd.
Further cast and creatives are yet to be announced.
As Jamie Lloyd continues to unite spectacular actors with daring theatrical re-imaginings, A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre is sure to be a highlight. It begins previews on 10 June 2020.