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RSC's Death of a Salesman transfers to West End
The Royal Shakespeare Company have today announced that their production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman which is currently running at their Stratford Upon Avon home will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End for a limited season from 9 May to 18 July 2015, with an official opening on 13 May 2015.
The entire Stratford cast will transfer to London with the production, including Antony Sher (Willy Loman), Harriet Walter (Linda Loman), Brodie Ross (Bernard), Joshua Richards (Charley), Guy Paul (Uncle Ben), Sarah Parks (The Woman), Miranda Nolan (Letta), Sam Marks (Happy Loman), Emma King (Miss Forsyth), Alex Hassell (Biff Loman), Ross Green (Stanley), Helen Grady (Jenny), Paul Birchard (Older Waiter) and Tobias Beer (Howard Wagner).
Arthur Miller's classic drama about the failures and pressures of the American Dream is one of his most performed works around the world, and 2015 marks the centenary of his birth.
"In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. Willy Loman knows and cherishes this truth. After a life of honest hard work, it's Willy's birthright to retire with his loving wife and watch his two athletic, handsome sons continue his legacy. Yet as old age begins to take hold and retirement beckons, Willy's dream seems further away than ever. Decades of graft have somehow failed to translate into wealth and his eldest son refuses to follow the path his father has chosen for him. As actions buried in his past re-surface, Willy struggles to reconcile his long cherished dream with the life he has actually lived."
The production is directed by Gregory Doran, with designs by Stephen Brimson Lewis, sound by Jonathan Ruddick and lighting design by Tim Mitchell.
RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, said of the announcement:
"Death of a Salesman is, without doubt in my mind, the greatest American play of the 20th Century and it has taken its rightful place, alongside Shakespeare, on our main stage in Stratford-upon-Avon, to mark the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth. I am delighted we are able to share this production with London audiences at the Noël Coward Theatre...
Tickets for the transfer are now on sale.