Caroline Martin, Leda Hodgson and Yolanda Kettle have joined the cast for the West End transfer of Carrie Cracknell’s production of A Doll’s House as Kristine Linde, Anna and Helene, respectively. They join previously announced headliners Hatti Morahan as Nora Helmer and Law & Order U.K. star Dominic Rowan as Torvald. Simon Stephens’ new version of HenrikIbsen’s classic will play a strictly limited 12-week engagement at the Duke of York’s Theatre beginning August 8 and running through October 26.
The West End cast of A Doll’s House also includes Nick Fletcher as Nils Krogstad and Steve Toussaint as Doctor Rank. Shane Lyons-Cording, Lukas Rolfe and Jake Tuesley will alternate the role of young Jon, and the role of Ivar will be played by Leon Rolfe, Tommy Rodger and Harry Polden. The Helmers’ baby will be played by Julia Eliott Lockhart, Cary Elwood and Joseph Neville.
Martin’s credits include Othello as well as the film Happy-Go-Lucky and TV series Foyle’s War, Five Days and He Knew He was Right. Hodgson’s stage credits include Blithe Spirit, The Norman Conquests, The Odd Couple, Jane Eyre, The Normal Heart, Talking, Talking Heads and Purvis. Kettle has performed in The Seagull, Saved and Pride and Prejudice.
Written by Ibsen in 1879, A Doll’s House is a three-act drama about a wealthy woman and her financially strapped husband. It challenged traditional ideas of marriage in the nineteenth century and has since become one of the world’s most recognized plays.
Stephens’ A Doll House premiered at the Young Vic in July 2012, where it extended twice due to popular demand. The production includes set design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Gabrielle Dalton, lighting design by Guy Hoare, music design by Stuart Earl, sound design by David McSeveney and choreography by Quinny Sacks.