The Man Who Had All the Luck

  • Date:
    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    Genre: Drama
    Opened 5 March 2008
    Written: Arthur Miller
    Directed: Sean Holmes
    Produced: Donmar Warehouse
    Cast:Andrew Buchan (David Beeves), Felix Scot (Amos Beeve), Michelle Terry (Hester Falk), Nigel Cook (Patterson Beeves)
    Synopsis: Blessed with good fortune, David Beeves’s life can’t get much better. But as the lives of those around him begin to crumble, he starts to question his own destiny. Follows one man’s struggle to change his fate, and asks the question – is there such a thing as too much luck?

    What the popular press had to say.....
    NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Dynamically charged production...This is minor but intriguing Miller." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Sincere and strongly committed revival...the play emerges as an intermittently powerful but awkward attempt to create a drama with myth-like elements in an otherwise realistically conceived mid-West community." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Invigorating revival...Holmes' production, nicely pitched between reality and dream, is very well acted." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Fine production grips from the start and never lets go...there isn't a single weak performance in this fascinating play." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Has plenty of dramatic colour and tension."

    External links to full reviews from popular press
    The Independent
    The Guardian
    Daily Telegraph
    The Times

    Production photo by Johan Persson

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