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A Doll's House to complete W/E run as scheduled

A Doll's House

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CARRIE Cracknell’s critically acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll’s House will complete its West End run at the Duke of York’s Theatre on October 26, 2013, as previously announced, prior to a New York run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) early next year.

Previously Posted: Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll’s House is transferring to the West End – to the Duke of York’s Theatre – for a strictly limited 12 week run – from August 14 (previews from August 8) to October 26, 2013.

Reprising her award-winning role of Nora Helmer will be Hattie Morahan, with Dominic Rowan as Torvald. Joining them will be Nick Fletcher as Nils Krogstad and Steve Toussaint as Doctor Rank. Further casting will be announced shortly.

Tickets for Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ new version of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece went on sale today (May 17, 2013). And in keeping with Young Vic pricing, at each performance of A Doll’s House in the West End there will be over 100 tickets available at £10 each and, throughout the run, there will be over 15,000 top price tickets available at £32.50 if booked before August 8, 2013.

David Lan, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, 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 exceptional cast led by Hattie Morahan in Carrie Cracknell, Simon Stephens and Ian MacNeil’s inspired re-invention of Ibsen’s great play.”

Praised by audiences and critics alike, Cracknell’s production of A Doll’s House premiered at the Young Vic in July 2012. The production returned in March this year when it celebrated a second sell-out run.

Ibsen was a pathbreaking and fearless analyst of human relationships and A Doll’s House is always a thrilling moral explosion – as much so today as when it was first seen over 130 years ago. The controversy that erupted around it has never died down: is it an attack on marriage? Is it proto-feminist? Is its defence of the individual compatible with social order? And if it is not, then how are people to live?

Hattie Morahan won the 2012 Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Award for her performance as Nora. She was also Olivier award nominated for the role. Morahan has worked extensively on stage where her other recent theatre credits include The Dark Earth And The Night Sky (Almeida Theatre), The Real Thing (Old Vic), The City (Royal Court), Three More Sleepless Nights (National Theatre), The Family Reunion (Donmar Warehouse) and Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre).

She also played Elinor in the BBC adaptation of Sense and Sensibility and has a regular role in Outnumbered.

Dominic Rowan’s theatre work includes After Dido (Young Vic and English National Opera), The Village Bike (Royal Court), Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Misanthrope (Comedy Theatre) and Berenice (Donmar Warehouse). He can be seen on television playing Jake Thorne in ITV’s crime drama series Law and Order UK.

Carrie Cracknell was artistic director of the Gate Theatre from 2007 – 2011 where her productions included Elektra (co-production with the Young Vic), Breathing Irregular, Hedda, I Am Falling, Armageddon, Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents. A Doll’s House was her first production as Genesis Foundation Fellow at the Young Vic and her debut Opera production, Wozzeck by Alan Berg, has just opened for ENO.

Simon Stephens’ recent work includes his 2013 Olivier award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, now at the Apollo Theatre following its National Theatre run, and new plays Morning for the Traverse and Lyric Hammersmith and Port for the National Theatre.

His past plays include the Olivier Award-winning On the Shore of the Wide World (Royal Exchange and National theatres), Three Kingdoms and Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith and Royal Exchange theatres), Wastwater and Motortown (Royal Court), Sea Wall (Bush and Traverse theatres) and Pornography (Traverse).

A Doll’s House has set design by Ian MacNeill, costumes by Gabrielle Dalton, lighting by Guy Hoare, music by Stuart Earl, sound by David McSeveney and choreography by Quinny Sacks. The literal translation is by Charlotte Barslund.

The Young Vic production of A Doll’s House is presented in the West End by The Young Vic, Mark Rubinstein, Gavin Kalin and Neil Laidlaw. The production is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation through its social investment fund.

Passion Play, Peter Nichols’ provocative comedy about sex, love and infidelity, continues at the Duke of York’s Theatre until August 3, 2013.