It was the door slam heard round the world. In 1879, Henrik Ibsen scandalised society with his climax to A Doll’s House, which saw Nora Helmer leaving her husband and young children – and rejecting conventional marriage. But what happens next? Is Nora truly free, and at what cost? That’s the tantalising premise of Lucas Hnath’s playful, provocative and richly intelligent A Doll’s House, Part 2. We’re back at that door again, this time with Nora knocking and demanding re-entry. It’s 15 years...
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Noma Dumezweni plays Ibsen’s famous protagonist, Nora Helmer, in A Doll’s House - Part 2 at the Donmar Warehouse. A Doll’s House - Part 2 tickets are available on London Theatre now.
A Doll’s House - Part 2 play is set 15 years after the ending of the Henrik Ibsen play, A Doll’s House. In the final scene of A Doll’s House, Nora decides to live an independent life away from her husband and children. In making a lifechanging decision, she says goodbye to her past life. But at some point, Nora must ask those who she leaves a final question. In A Doll's House - Part 2 Nora eventually returns to the house, but she must face the family she left behind and deal with the consequences.
Not many plays have a “sequel” similar to A Doll’s House - Part 2. The play shines a light on what could have happened to Nora, albeit with a 21st-century focus. Lucas Hnath's 2017 play A Doll’s House - Part 2 play premiered in California and transferred to Broadway in the same year. A Doll's House - Part 2 received eight Tony nominations including Best New Play. Laurie Metcalf, who played Nora, won a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
In a New York Theatre Guide review of A Doll’s House - Part 2, a critic said: “It is the combination of empathy and bravado, clarity and uncertainty, resentment and hope that… lets the play sneak in and grab you where you live. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a reminder of why theatre – or art itself – is, at its best, a life altering experience… This is the sort of play that makes us remember we are alive.”
Dumezweni will lead the A Doll’s House - Part 2 London performances as Nora Helmer. Dumezweni is best known for originating the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, winning an Olivier for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Tickets to A Doll’s House - Part 2 are available now. Book your A Doll's House - Part 2 tickets on London Theatre today.
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1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)
June 10th, 2022
August 6th, 2022
15 years +
Cast and creative
By: Lucas Hnath
Director: James Macdonald
Cast list: Noma Dumezweni, Patricia Allison, Brían F. O'Byrne, June Watson
Design: Rae Smith
Lighting: Azusa Ono
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Find out the full cast for the European premiere of A Doll’s House - Part 2 in London. A Doll’s House - Part 2 begins previews at the Donmar Warehouse on 10 June, ahead of a press night on 16 June and performances to 6 August. The A Doll’s House - Part 2 play is set 15 years after the ending of the Henrik Ibsen play, A Doll’s House. In this sequel, Nora’s lifechanging decision comes into question as she faces a family she left behind. Noma Dumezweni will play Nora Helmer. She’s best known for...