All My Sons

All My Sons

The Old Vic · 15 APR - 08 JUN

‘You don’t realize how people can hate, Chris, they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces...’

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11 April 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“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.”

Overview

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+

Critic reviews

Sally Field and Bill Pullman deliver a Miller for our times

The Guardian

Bill Pullman and Sally Field grab the audience by the jugular in this brilliant Arthur Miller revival

The Telegraph

Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan gives wonderful performances in this smart and subtle take on Miller

Time Out

Coleman is lovely, finding richness in a role that is essentially reactive, listening intently to all that is going on, hanging on to her hopes of happiness

WhatsOnStage

A lack of big ‘stage acting’ leads to an extraordinary evening of theatre

The Times

Sally Field brings an air of mystery to this complex and devastating production

Evening Standard

Bill Pullman and Sally Field star in a production that reminds us why Arthur Miller’s questions about moral compromise still resonate today

Financial Times

An all-star cast draws you into the tragic machinery of Arthur Miller’s classic

The Independent

Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan gives wonderful performances in this smart and subtle take on Miller

Time Out

Stunning performances from Sally Field and Bill Pullman electrify a revival of Arthur Miller’s indictment of the American dream

The Stage

Date & time

Until 08 Jun
Mon 15 Apr - Sat 8 Jun, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

The Old Vic
The Cut SE1 8NB London, UK · Get Directions

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