A Doll's House, Part 2 (London)
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A Doll's House, Part 2 (London)

A Doll's House, Part 2 (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(13 Ratings)
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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Clever

About the Show

Noma Dumezweni leads in Lucas Hnath's continuation of Ibsen's seminal work.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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52 Reviews | 1 Follower
A near great play

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

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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.

561 Reviews | 99 Followers
Slow, Disappointing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

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.

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

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

446 Reviews | 81 Followers
Slow, Clever

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

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious, Intelligent

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

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if clever and no need to have seen the original but it would help. Playing with old social expectations of a woman

Don't see it if you didn't like part 1

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you want intersting debates around a wife's role and how so much and so little has changed 150 years later.

Don't see it if plays more about character rather than plot are not your thing.

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
June 16th, 2022

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.
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 17th, 2022

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.
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The Times (UK)
June 17th, 2022

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.
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June 17th, 2022

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.
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The Arts Desk
June 22nd, 2022

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.
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London Theatre
June 17th, 2022

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.
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The Guardian (UK)
June 17th, 2022

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.
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The Stage (UK)
June 17th, 2022

The dialogue sizzles, and no word is wasted. The stage-stealer is Dumezweni, whose presence is mesmerising and whose voice has an impact all on its own. This is an invigorating production ... Definitely a doll’s house that’s worth stepping into.
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