Opened 5 Feb 2009
Written: by Arthur Miller
Directed: Lindsay Posner
Cast: Ken Stott (Eddie Carbone), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantoni, Hayley Atwell
Produced by: Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions
Synopsis: Dockworker Eddie Carbone has made a good life for himself and his wife and niece in 1950’s Brooklyn. As a former immigrant himself, Eddie is happy to house and protect his wife’s Italian cousins who arrive illegally in pursuit of the ‘American Dream’. What Eddie doesn’t know is that this act of kindness will have a shattering effect on his whole life, and the lives of those he loves.
What the popular press had to say.....
NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, " [Ken] Stott puts on a mesmerising display...The fascination of A View From The Bridge lies in its terrific psycho-dramatics and psycho-dynamics, its cult of the theatre of embarrassment." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Perfectly decent production...It remains a fine play, in which Miller shows that an emotionally inarticulate longshoreman can be a tragic hero." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Lindsay Posner’s fine revival goes far towards convincing me that Miller was right to believe he’d written a tragedy, complete with a flawed protagonist." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "There are too many occasions when the production plods rather than grips...It's an often impressive evening – but not quite the dramatic knockout that I'd been hoping for." QUENTIN LETTS for THE DAILY MAIL says, "This show...kept me gripped throughout." ALEKS SIERZ for THE STAGE says, "Lindsay Posner’s superb revival is excellently cast and beautifully paced."
Production Photo by Catherine Ashmore