A Doll's House



Duke of York’s Theatre

Until Sat Oct 26 2013

  • © Richard Hubert Smith

    Caroline Martin (Kristine) and Hattie Morahan (Nora)

  • © Johan Persson

    Dominic Rowan (Torvald)

  • © Richard Hubert Smith

    Hattie Morahan (Nora) and Dominic Rowan (Torvald)

© Richard Hubert Smith

Caroline Martin (Kristine) and Hattie Morahan (Nora)

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Chris Ford

An excellent performance of acting my ll the charcters in Harold Pinter's play. The revolving stage was a good feature to show acting within different rooms of the house. My only complaint would be with the Time Out website which didnt inform me I was buying tickets with restricted view until I received confirmation of the purchase.

Diana Hart

I took my 14 year old son to see this as he's studying it for GCSE Drama. It was a struggle for him to understand the subtleties but I absolutely loved it. The story was riveting with fresh revelations unfolding constantly to keep us guessing at the outcome. Nora's seemingly irritating manner at the beginning was palling with me until the plot begins to reveal itself and her movement style becomes a clear representation of what her character is going through. There were many humorous moments provided mainly at the expense of Torvald, but his John Cleese-like moments gave the audience some terrific light relief. Great revolving set. I applauded on my feet at the end. Terrific stuff.

William Mason

This is a wonderful production of a marvellous and important play. I heard about it just a day or two before I was going to London, and was lucky enough to get two excellent seats in the middle of the stalls in the delightful little Duke of York's theatre in St. Martin's Lane. The production is set perhaps 30 years after the piece was written, with beautiful but simple period costumes and a doll's house of a set on a small revolve, which was used very convincingly for the transitions between the scenes, keeping us in touch with all the characters in a very effective dumb show. All the actors were good, and the Nora quite outstanding, wierd, intense and fascinating.

Annalisa Iacono

I bought two tickets with restricted view for very low price, so I couldn't see part of the stage, but I knew it before and I could not pretend more for that amount of money. I knew the story of the play because I read Ibsen's book and I was really curious to see the actors and their interpretations. I found that the actress playing Nora, the main character, was extremely expressive. Also the rest of the cast was very good, even if I would have chosen for the husband an actor at least at the same level as the protagonist, since sometime I could feel the difference in the performance between the two actors, when they were in the same scene. Overall a very good performance.


One of my favourate plays. I have perhaps been spoilt having seen an excellent production at the donmar theatre a few years ago. However I have to say that this production was a huge disappointment. Unconvincing performances all round. The set was interesting and costumes worked. The tarantella scene at the end of first act was beautiful but frankly the rest was irritating. Wait for a better performance.