Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Young Vic · 01 MAY - 13 JUL

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

Lyn Gardner avatar
15 May 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“This is the American Dream writ as nightmare. It’s an evening of quiet magnificence which leaves you jangled, unsettled and full of grief.”
“This might be the hottest ticket in London right now. So much so that the Young Vic run is sold out (except for the weekly Thursday rush) but if you miss out then you'll have a second chance in the autumn when it gets its well-deserved transfer to the West End.”

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

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

The Guardian

Wendell Pierce fits well in this reinvention of a masterpiece

The Telegraph

A straight-up production with moments of real power

The Independent

Audience is easily sold on fresh revival of an old great

The Times

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

The Stage

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

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

WhatsOnStage

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

Financial Times

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

Time Out

There’s a definite gloss to this staging

Exeunt

Fresh, compassionate and ultimately devastating

Evening Standard

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

Date & time

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

Venue

Young Vic
66 The Cut, Waterloo SE1 8LZ London, UK · Get Directions
4.7
out of 5 stars
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