Young Vic’s Death of a Salesman to transfer to West End’s Piccadilly Theatre

Death of a Salesman

Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell’s critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman will transfer from the Young Vic to the West End this summer.

Starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke and Arinze Kene Elliott’s production opened at the Young Vic in May to five-star reviews across the board.

Death of a Salesman will end its run at the Young Vic on 13th July, and will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End from  24th October. Tickets for Death of a Salesman’s West End transfer go on sale next Wednesday, 12th June.

Miller’s play tells the story of Willy Loman, a New York salesman and his wife Linda, and the play is a montage of memories, dream sequences and arguments from a day in his life which examines his loss of identity and inability to change.

In his five-star review of the Young Vic production for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said:

“Wendell Pierce's Willy Loman is heartbreaking to watch as his life crumbles around him and he is powerless to stop it; Sharon D Clarke is a tower of support and resilience as his wife Linda.”

The play was first performed in New York in 1949, and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It was last seen in London at the Noel Coward Theatre when the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production transferred starring Anthony Sher.

The Young Vic production of Death of a Salesman features designs by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Aideen Malone, sound by Carolyn Downing, and music by Femi Temowo.

Death of a Salesman is at the Piccadilly Theatre from 24th October.

Death of a Salesman tickets are available from Wednesday 12th June.

Photo credit Brinkhoff Mogenburg

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