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Incident at Vichy, Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Phil Wilmott Reviewer: Scott Matthewman With the state of current political events, and right wing ideologies gaining strength and power both sides of the Atlantic, it is perhaps inevitable that our live theatre is responding with material heavily influenced by themes of fascism in World War II. Into that category falls Incident at Vichy, a play ...

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The Crucible – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Dan English Salem, 1692. A witchcraft hunt has gripped a rural Massachusetts community with women across the town accused of worshipping Satan. Reverend Parris, whose daughter and niece appear to have succumbed to the Devil’s seduction, leads a crusade of his fledgling flock against the witches he claims to be within his parish. ...

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No Villain – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Sean Turner Reviewer: Daniel Perks After its highly successful run at the Old Red Lion Theatre last year, there was much to expect from No Villain, the newly unearthed seminal work from one of the 20thCentury’s great playwrights. This Arthur Miller play more transparently holds a mirror up to his own life in comparison with much ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Broken Glass – New Venture Theatre

Broken Glass

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Jerry Lyne Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   There must be a reason, one assumes, why post-1970 Arthur Miller plays are so rarely revived. Compared to titanic titles such as All My Sons (1947), Death Of A Salesman (1949) and The Crucible (1950), names like The American Clock (1974) and The Last Yankee (1991) sound like tambourines next ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Conversations With Miller – Centenary Edition

Author: Mel Gussow Reviewer: Glen Pearce   A writers life is often a solitary one and for their audience the only insight into the personality of playwrights is the work they share on stage. While Arthur Miller’s personal life may have been as interesting as his stage work, his life is somewhat overshadowed by his impressive catalogue of work, something ...

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The Crucible – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

the cast the crucible royal lyceum edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: John Dove Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Witch-hunts, real and metaphorical, form the backdrop to Arthur Miller's 1953 play, which has been a staple of school textbooks and student drama groups for years. Every age seems to bring a new understanding to its story and characters, and as such it's a truly welcome addition to the Lyceum's ...

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No Villain – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

George Turvey and Helen Cole in No Villan at London's Old Red Lion Theatre

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Sean Turner Reviewer: Stephen Bates   It is said that the first work of all writers is, to some extent, autobiographical. Arthur Miller was the son of a Jewish New York women’s clothing manufacturer who lost everything in the Great Depression. Therefore, it should come as no great surprise that his debut play is set in ...

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The Crucible – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Elske Waite Reviewer: R G Balgray There is much to like about the Edinburgh University Theatre Company production of The Crucible. In this year of Miller revivals, their recreation of 1692 Salem is an atmospheric one. The draughty old Edinburgh church that is Bedlam Theatre is transformed into a roughly-hewn barn, allowingan in the round audience ...

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