Jessica Chastain to make UK theatre debut in ‘A Dolls House’

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain will make her UK stage debut in A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre in London.

The two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award-winner will play Nora in Frank McGuiness’ version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play which will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Chastain is best known for her film roles, including It Chapter TwoX-Men: Dark PhoenixMolly’s Game, Miss Sloane, Interstellar, The Martian, The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. Her stage roles include Al Pacino’s production of Salome, Desdemona in The Public Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard alongside Michelle Williams, The Heiress and Romeo & Juliet.

A Doll’s House is the second announcement in Jamie Lloyd’s forthcoming year long season at the Playhouse Theatre in London. 

Previously announced in Lloyd’s West End season is James McAvoy in Martin Crimp’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, which plays from 27 November 2019 until 29 February 2020.

Lloyd said, “At The Jamie Lloyd Company, our aim is to work with the most exceptional actors in the world, offering them new and unexpected challenges. Jessica Chastain is a gifted artist and is, of course, well known and respected for her extraordinary screen performances. However, I’m delighted she is now returning to the stage – where her career began – in this bold reappraisal of Ibsen’s great masterpiece.”

Tickets will go on sale in January, with £15 tickets available for specific Monday evening and Thursday matinee performances across the whole season. 

A Dolls House will run from 10 June 2020 until 5 September 2020 at the Playhouse Theatre, London.

📷 Main photo: Jessica Chastain in A Doll's House © Charlie Gray

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