"I don't say he's a great man…but he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person."
Following her recent award-winning successes on Company and Angels in America, Marianne Elliott co-directs Death of a Salesman with Miranda Cromwell, who worked as Associate Director on both shows. Together, they bring a unique vision to one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, seen through the eyes of an African-American family.
Racial tensions simmer alongside those of class and family as Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke’s American dream unravels
A straight-up production with moments of real power
Poignant portrait of a man adrift
Wendell Pierce, Arinzé Kene and Sharon D Clarke star in a revelatory reframing of Arthur Miller's play
Phenomenal reworking of Miller classic is just as mesmerising in the West End
Every aspect of the design amplifies the emotional pull of the central performances
Elliott continues to strike gold in re-interpreting classic plays to keep them not only fresh but also to ensure the questions they prompt continue to resonate with audiences today
Marianne Elliott has yet again demonstrated that even the old classics can be given a new lease of life in this simply stunning 21st century reworking of a twentieth century great
The acting exudes passion and an impelling desire to tell the story, with neither pity nor preaching, but just the bare exposition of a confident man and the spiral of degeneration triggered by his actions
Powerhouse performances tell a devastating story in the search of the American Dream
You have to see this. Do everything you can to get a ticket. People will be talking about it for years to come
Wonderful performances carry Miller's biting tale to its tragic conclusion
The American dream turns into a nightmare as the Young Vic’s haunting take on the Miller classic hits the West End