Christopher Eccleston is set to return to the London theatre scene for the first time in almost ten years as he appears opposite The X Files‘ Gillian Anderson in Donmar Warehouse’s much-anticipated production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at Covent Garden from May.
The Ninth Doctor actor – whose recent credits include invisible man Claude in Heroes – will also appear with Toby Stevens (Die Another Day), Anton Lesser, Maggie Wells and Tara Fitzgerld in the play which runs May 19th to July 18th 2009, with previews from May 14th.
Eccleston last performed in the West End in 2000 in the Haymarket revival of Strindberg’s Miss Julie, while a planned role in Marlowe’s School of Night at the Comedy Theatre was called off with days to go.
Nora – played by Anderson – thought she had the perfect life until a ghost from the past returns, and makes her realise she’s stuck in a suffocating marriage. The drama unfolds against the backdrop of British politics at the turn of the last century, in a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule.