Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain to make West End debut in Jamie Lloyd's A Doll's House

Will Longman
Will Longman

Hollywood actor Jessica Chastain is to make her West End debut in the second production of Jamie Lloyd's upcoming season at the Playhouse Theatre, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.

Chastain, known for her roles on screen in movies such as The Help and Zero Dark Thirty - for which she earned Academy Award nominations - as well as The Martian, Interstellar and It Chapter Two, will star in the production which is set to run from 10th June to 5th September.

Chastain made her Broadway debut in 2012 when she played Catherine Sloper in The Heiress at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and has previously appeared in Othello at The Public Theatre in New York. She also appeared in a 2006 production of Salmoe in Los Angeles, and ten years later played the same role on Al Pacino's documentary-drama about the play, Wild Salome.

A Doll's House, which follows a married woman locked in a misogynistic, male-dominated world, will be directed by Lloyd and adapted by Frank McGuinness. The writer's recent work in London includes the originals There Came a Gypsy Riding at the Almeida in 2007, Greta Garbo Came to Donegal at the Tricycle (Kiln) Theatre, and adaptations of Ibsen's Ghosts and Tirso de Molina's Damned by Despair.

The play is the follow-up to Cyrano de Bergerac, which will open Lloyd's year-long season at the theatre starring James McAvoy in November.

Further casting, creative team and ticket details for A Doll's House are yet to be announced.

A Doll's House is at the Playhouse Theatre form 10th June to 5th September 2020.

A Doll's House tickets will be on sale soon.


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