Discover his inspiration for the children’s story about a cheeky little fellow with big dreams of being in the spotlight.
To complete acclaimed director Matthew Warchus’ fourth season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic, the theatre will welcome two Arthur Miller plays which will run consecutively from 4 February 2019 – 8 June 2019.
The first play will see visionary director Rachel Chavkin make her debut at the venue, directing Miller’s Depression-era play The American Clock.
This will be followed by American classic All My Sons from 15 April, which will be directed by Jeremy Herrin and feature a star-studded cast that includes Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan.
In an exciting and unconventional staging, American director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) will transforms Arthur Miller’s The American Clock into a time-travelling reflection on the formation of modern America.
Set in 1929 New York City, the stock market crashes and a generation’s lives are changed forever. Facing an unforgiving future in a once-familiar world, this adventurous play follows a broken community as they summon the courage to work out how to live.
In All Our Sons, we are transported to 1947 America where, 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.
Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre at The Old Vic.