Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

4.4 (18) · Modern

"I don't say he's a great man…but he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him."

Overview

Award-winning director Marianne Elliott brings her unique vision to one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, seen through the eyes of an African American family.

Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits, Selma) makes his UK stage debut as Willy Loman, with Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke as Linda Loman and Arinzé Kene (Misty, Been So Long) as Biff Loman.

Critic reviews

This is the American Dream writ as nightmare. It’s an evening of quiet magnificence which leaves you jangled, unsettled and full of grief

Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

Fresh, compassionate and ultimately devastating

· Evening Standard

There’s a definite gloss to this staging

Exeunt

This brilliantly reimagined take on the Arthur Miller classic is powered by a phenomenal black-led cast

· Time Out

A production at London’s Young Vic that finds fresh meaning in Arthur Miller’s play

· Financial Times

A vital, truthful and vivid production and the latest surefire hit from this remarkable team

· WhatsOnStage

Biff and Happy pose together, ideal young sportsmen, while geeky Bernard next door is by contrast especially gawky in Willy's competitive imagination

· The Arts Desk

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

· The Stage

Audience is easily sold on fresh revival of an old great

· The Times

A straight-up production with moments of real power

· The Independent

Wendell Pierce fits well in this reinvention of a masterpiece

· The Telegraph

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

· The Guardian

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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 1 May - Sat 13 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

66 The Cut, Waterloo SE1 8LZ London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
4.4
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