"Death of a Salesman"extends to 5 Nov 2005


"Death of a Salesman"extends to 5 Nov 2005

Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman, has been extended by 3 months to 5 Nov 2005 at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave.

The play opened 16 May 2005, following previews from 10 May, to terrific noticers from the popular press: MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "As fine a rendering of the play as one could hope for...Brian Dennehy plays Willy superbly."BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "What a remarkable play it is...." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Magnificent production." PETER HEPPLE for THE STAGE says, "Outstanding version."

The cast currently includes: Brian Dennehy (Willy Loman), Clare Higgins (Linda Loman),Douglas Henshall (Biff), Mark Bazeley (Happy) Howard Witt (Charley), Steve Pickering (Howard), Allen Hamilton (Uncle Ben), Jonathan Aris (Bernard), Samantha Coughlan (Miss Forsythe), Eleanor Howell(Letta) and Abigail McKern (The Woman).

This production, which was originally presented by the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1998, transferred to Broadway the following year where it won five Tony Awards including ‘Best Revival’, ‘Best Direction’ and ‘Best Actor’ for Brian Dennehy.

The West End production of Death of A Salesman is staged by the entire original Chicago and Broadway creative team. Scenic design is by Mark Wendland, costume design by Birgit Rattenborg Wise, lighting by Michael Philippi and original music and sound by Richard Woodbury. Directed by Robert Falls, who won a Tony Award for this production.

Set in 1940s New York, it is the story of Willy Loman, an ageing salesman whose grasp on the reality of his life is slipping away. Through the drama of his family quarrels, replayed in his head, we see the ways in which the flaws of one generation are imprinted on the next.

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