A Doll’s House is arguably Henrik Ibsen’s most famous play. In this production by the Donmar Warehouse the stage and screen actress Gillian Anderson plays the lead role of Nora.

Nora loves her husband above all else. When he was ill, she fraudulently borrowed money to save his life and has been secretly working to pay back the debt ever since. When her husband receives a promotion, the end of the struggle is in sight, but then his employee begins to blackmail Nora and her world begins to fall apart.

Anderson is best known for playing the sceptical FBI agent Dana Scully in long-running paranormal drama The X-Files, but A Doll’s House is not her first UK stage appearance. The American actress previously appeared in the Royal Court production of The Sweetest Swing In Baseball and What The Night Is For, which ran at the Comedy theatre. She also received much acclaim for her performance in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House.

Writer Zinnie Harris has produced a new version of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House for this Donmar Warehouse production which sets the story against the backdrop of British politics at the turn of the last century, in a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule. Her other plays include Fall, Solstice, Midwinter, Nightingale And Chase, By Many Wounds and Further From The Furthest Thing, which won the Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award and the John Whiting Award.

Director Kfir Yefet makes his Donmar Warehouse debut at the helm of A Doll’s House. A BAFTA Award-winner for short film It’s Not Unusual, Yefet has directed stage productions of Is That All There Is (Almeida theatre), Shimmer and The Soldier’s Tale.

For more about A Doll’s House at the Donmar Warehouse, read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Tara Fitzgerald.

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