See it if you love Noma Dumezweni, as I do. She absolutely commands the stage as usual.
Don't see it if you’re expecting the Laurie Metcalf comedic version of this play. I was surprised to see this again w/a different, more serious tone.
See it if you can handle a particularly wordy play.
Don't see it if you don’t want to see a drama. Read more
See it if Great acting all around, and a clever idea.
Don't see it if You aren't familiar with "A Doll's House". I had only read it but found it helped get me into the world of this play
See it if you enjoy a show that challenges you to think, that’s sublimely acted and offers closure the original lacked, without subverting its message
Don't see it if you either didn’t like the original Ibsen work- this will do precious little to change your mind- or if you don’t think a sequel was needed.
See it if This is a wonderful play — so thoughtful and intelligent — written by a man about a woman’s inner life and needs.
Don't see it if Well — one should see it — it’s such an intelligent play with a wonderful ending (it’s the ending the play deserved) Read more
See it if You like watching theatre about women's agency and their place in society
Don't see it if You want plays to be quite subtle
See it if Like a short show with no interval amd a fan of Ibsens story. The set is also great
Don't see it if stripped back staging and many words
See it if You’re a fan of Ibsen and curious to see a clever, well acted take on how Nora’s story may have developed.
Don't see it if Ibsen isn’t your thing – truth is it probably is best to have seen the original to get full value from this piece.
If ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ has an obvious weakness it’s that Hnath’s determination to not appear to revise Ibsen’s story leads to some slightly weird plot beats ... [but] Hnath’s play is a razor-sharp [and] frequently hilarious.
The beauty of Hnath’s account, which was seen on Broadway in 2017, is that it honours the validity and modernity of Nora’s desertion. Noma Dumezweni is magnificent. Essential viewing.
Lucas Hnath’s sequel ... is closer to a thought experiment than a fully engaging piece of theatre. But it’s an intriguing piece all the same. June Watson is excellent as the faithful Anne Marie.
The plot doesn't make sense. I kept wondering what this play would have been like if it had been written by a woman ... As it is, everything seems equivocal. It's an interesting evening, but not a satisfying one.
You could argue that the climax doesn't quite deliver the anticipated pay-off and that the narrative contortions carry on a beat too far. [Dumezweni 's] performance is a standout that is likely to register, and resonate, for some considerable while to come.
This meaty text is an absolute treat for the cast. Noma Dumezweni is a powerhouse Nora. If not quite as earth-shattering as the original, Hnath’s play still asks big, existential questions ...This blistering drama is just the beginning: the conversation will run and run. Ibsen would surely approve.
Noma Dumezweni is a compelling lead ... But there is something a little too controlled about Hnath’s play, as if the characters are being held up for careful study but never quite let off their leash.
Talented actors could not rescue a plot that lacked complexity and depth, leaving the audience with nothing of value beyond the most clichéd arguments against marriage. At best a touch-and-go exploration of its characters, the play is neither thought-provoking nor emotionally evocative.