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Jessica Chastain to star in A Doll’s House

The play opens at London's Playhouse Theatre in June 2020.

Award-winning actress Jessica Chastain is set to make her UK theatre debut this June, starring in a Frank McGuiness adaptation of Henrik Gibson’s A Doll’s House.

The forthcoming production is part of a new season directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Playhouse Theatre, London in association with British Airways, which began previews in November 2019 with Martin Crimp’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac, starring James McAvoy.

A Doll’s House will open at the Playhouse Theatre, London on 10 June 2020, and run until 5 September 2020.

Chastain will take on the lead role of Nora in the forthcoming adaptation.

Many will know Chastain from her film work. In 2012 she received her first Academy Award nomination for her role as Celia Rae Foote in the period drama The Help. She was nominated for an Oscar again the following year for her portrayal of tough-minded CIA intelligence officer Maya, in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Zero Dark Thirty. 

More film credits include Interstellar, Molly’s Game, The Martian, Take Shelter and IT Chapter Two.

Chastain’s stage credits include The Heiress, Salome, The Cherry Orchard and Rodney’s Wife. 

The forthcoming production will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, whose credits include Betrayal, One for the Road, Macbeth, Evita and Assassins. 

The three-act A Doll’s House was written by Henrik Gibson and first premiered in Copenhagen in December 1879.

The play follows Danish housewife Nora as she begins to examine and question her life of domesticity once her marriage is put to the test.

Further casting will be announced soon.

Part of the Jamie Lloyd at the Playhouse Theatre, London season in association with British Airways, A Doll’s House starring Jessica Chastain will be showing from 10 June 2020 until 5 September 2020.

Tickets for A Doll’s House will be on sale from 10:00 on Wednesday 29 January 2020 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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