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No Villain transfers to the Trafalgar Studios 2
The first play written by Arthur Miller, No Villain, will transfer to the Trafalgar Studios 2 in London's West End, from 14 June to 9 July 2016, following a successful run at The Old Red Lion in 2015.
The prodiction will be directed by Sean Turner, with set design by Max Dorey, lighting by Jack Weir and sound by Richard Melkonian. Cast includes David Bromley (Abe Simon), Nesba Crenshaw (Esther Simon), Kenneth Jay (Grandpa Barnett), Stephen Omer (Roth/Dawson/Man) and George Turvey (Ben Simon).
Synopsis: "Tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. Here, Miller explores the Marxist theory that would see him hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee years later."
In writing the play over six days during a spring break in 1936 at the University of Michigan, twenty year old college student Arthur Miller's aim was to win the prestigious Avery Hopwood award and also the $250 prize money that he needed in order to return to college the following year. Miller went on to win the award, but the play was never produced at the time.