The American Clock

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‘For them the clock would never strike midnight, the dance and the music could never stop…’

The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.

In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family as they navigate the aftermath of an unprecedented financial crisis. The world pulses with a soundtrack fusing 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, creating a backdrop that spans a vast horizon from choking high rises to rural heartlands.

Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism.

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Arthur Miller
Rachel Chavkin
Natasha Chivers
Darron L West
Chloe Lamford
Ann Yee
Rosie Elnile
Cast list:
Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca Mills, Taheen Modak, Christian Patterson, Sule Rimi, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis, Josie Walker and Ewan Wardrop.

Old Vic Theatre

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Giles Terera
Giles Terera joins cast of The American Clock at the Old Vic
Friday, December 14, 2018

Update:  Giles Terera has now withdrawn from The American Clock. The role of Robertson will now be played by  Clarke Peters until 2nd March, and Sule Rimi from 3rd March to 30th March. Giles Terera will join the cast of The American Clock at the Old Vic, it has been announced. Terera will play Robertson in the production, as well as sharing the role of Moe with John Marquez and Abhin Galeya who will rotate every performance.

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Casting announced for The American Clock at The Old Vic
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Initial casting has been announced the Old Vic’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s The American Clock, which is set to open at the theatre in February 2019. Rachel Chavkin, whose production of Hadestown opens at the National Theatre tonight, directs Miller’s classic about a family of three – mother Rose, father Moe and son Lee - trying to cope during the depression in 1930s America. Chavkin’s production will see three sets of actors rotate the central roles every performance.  

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