Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

4.4 (16) · Classic Drama

Elliott Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan present the Young Vic production

Overview

"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.

Critic reviews

Racial tensions simmer alongside those of class and family as Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke’s American dream unravels

· The Guardian (Young Vic run)

A straight-up production with moments of real power

· The Independent (Young Vic run)

Wendell Pierce, Arinzé Kene and Sharon D Clarke star in a revelatory reframing of Arthur Miller's play

· The Stage (Young Vic run)

Every aspect of the design amplifies the emotional pull of the central performances

· The Arts Desk

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

Broadway World

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

· Theatre Weekly

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

· The Upcoming

Poignant portrait of a man adrift

· The Times

Phenomenal reworking of Miller classic is just as mesmerising in the West End

· Evening Standard

Powerhouse performances tell a devastating story in the search of the American Dream

· Everything Theatre

You have to see this. Do everything you can to get a ticket. People will be talking about it for years to come

· London Box Office

Wonderful performances carry Miller's biting tale to its tragic conclusion

· The Telegraph

The American dream turns into a nightmare as the Young Vic’s haunting take on the Miller classic hits the West End

· Time Out

This play feels more relevant now than it may have when it was originally written

· A Younger Theatre

A sensitively performed and boldly directed adaptation that is both uncomfortable and crucial to watch

· West End Wilma

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Date & time

Show ended
Thu 24 Oct - Sat 4 Jan, 2pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 45 mins

Venue

16 Denman Street W1D 7D London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
4.4
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