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Emilia Clarke will make her West End debut in The Seagull, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Jamie Lloyd Company announces Emilia Clarke and Jessica Chastain will return to the West End

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 28 May 2020, Last Updated 28 May 2020

Good news today as The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced that The Seagull starring Emilia Clarke and A Doll’s House starring Jessica Chastain will be postponed, tweeting “both shows will go on”.

Due to take place this spring, Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhovs The Seagull and Frank McGuinness’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House had proved extremely popular and were to be the final installments of Jamie Lloyd’s season at the Playhouse this year.

A Doll's House Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain was to star in A Doll’s House this May

2020 Olivier Award nominee Jamie Lloyd said today:

“This is, of course, an incredibly challenging time for everyone, but we are looking forward to presenting our season to audiences in the future. I’m thrilled that Emilia Clarke and Jessica Chastain will lead The Seagull and A Doll’s House as soon as we can get back into the theatre.

“We also remain committed to offering thousands of £15 and free tickets, together with our unique education work and our exciting new Emerge scheme, as soon as the season reopens.”

Director Jamie Lloyd in rehearsal for 'Betrayal'. Photo credit Marc Brenner.Director Jamie Lloyd in rehearsal for ‘Betrayal’. Photo credit Marc Brenner.

It was also announced that Jamie Lloyd Company: Emerge, a talent development programme offering a first step into the industry through paid mentorship will continue when the season recommences.

The company also remain commited to offering 15,000 free tickets for those with limited access to the arts, and 15,000 £15 tickets for under 30s, key workers and those receiving job seeker’s allowance and other government benefits across the Playhouse season.

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