Arthur Miller continues to have his moment. The Crucible is packing them in at The Yard in Jay Miller’s eye-catching revival; and Marianne Elliott’s highly anticipated staging of Death of a Salesman opens at the Young Vic next month with Wendell Pierce as Willy Loman and Sharon D Clarke as his wife, Linda. But I’ve always really loved All My Son’s, Miller’s post-WW2 play about profit and loss and how the sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons. Headlong’s Jeremy Herrin directs a starry revival which begins previews this week. Sally Field and Bill Pullman star as Kate and Joe Keller, who discover that when the bodies are buried in the family home ghosts will walk.
A lot of excitement for this one. Sally Field and Bill Pullman make their London stage debuts in this classic Arthur Miller play about grief and guilt, set in America in 1947. The big American stars are joined by rising British talent; Jenna Coleman, who played Queen Victoria in the ITV series, and Colin Morgan, who made his name playing Merlin for the BBC. Top reviews from critics & users alike.
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, All My Sons. An Old Vic and Headlong co-production. Age Recommendation: 11+