The Young Vic’s acclaimed production of A Doll’s House gets ready for its West End opening!
Henrick Ibsen’s seminal play A Doll’s House enjoyed two sell out runs at The Young Vic, now the award-winning production transfers to the Duke of York’s theatre for a very limited run. With previews about to start, the cast and creative team will be fine-tuning the show for the official opening night on August 14.
Hattie Morahan will make her West End debut playing the role that saw her named best actress at both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards. Morahan’s portrayal of Nora Helmer, the complicated mother that walks out on her entire family, caused critics to say such things as ‘a once-in-a-lifetime performance.’ (The Sunday Telegraph) and ‘A bravura performance that elevates Morahan to the front rank of British actors.’ (The Guardian). Joining Morahan on the stage of the Duke of York’s will be Dominic Rowan, Nick Fletcher and Steve Toussaint.
With a much sort after creative team made up of director Carrie Cracknell, Set designer Ian MacNeil, lighting designer Guy Hoare and costume designer by Gabrielle Dalton, there is little chance of this production being nothing short of world-class.
This production of A Doll’s House is adapted by playwright Simon Stephens, who will consequently will have two plays running in the West End simultaneously, as his stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has had its run extended until October 2014.
When asked about the West End transfer, the artistic director of the Young Vic, David Lan, said: ‘We are thrilled to be back in the West End bringing our two time sold-out production of A Doll’s House to the Duke of York’s and I am delighted that throughout the run we will be offering over 29,000 West End tickets at Young Vic prices. We hope thousands more will experience this inspired re-invention of Ibsen’s great play.”
A Doll’s House will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from August 8 to October 26. Tickets will be extremely popular, so get booking now!