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Death of a Salesman – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: Steve Turner Written almost 70 years ago Arthur Miller’s tale of Willy Loman remains a powerful and moving work, placing a huge demand on the lead actor. Nicholas Woodeson as Willy takes on this demand as if born to play the role. In the blink of an eye, he switches from a supportive ...

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Death of a Salesman – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

two men sitting on chairs one at desk

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Some plays have the ability to feel as if they belong to whatever time they are performed, their relevance remaining in spite of the years that have passed since they were first performed. Death of a Salesman is one such play and the Royal and Derngate touring production more than does justice to ...

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Death of a Salesman – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

two men sitting on chairs one at desk

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: David Robinson The essence of an Arthur Miller play is that he boldly and regularly returns to his preferred themes: family, social responsibility and the pursuit of that all-American dream. Those keynotes are played loud and clear in this imaginative Royal & Derngate production of his 1949 classic. Death of a Salesman is ...

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Death of a Salesman – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

A man with suitcases stands in front of a neon sign saying "Land of the Free"

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: Karen Bussell Raw and intense, OpenWorks Theatre artistic director Abigail Graham gives little let-up in her interpretation of Miller’s iconic 1949 dissembling of the American Dream. Georgia Lowe’s uncompromisingly bland grey set focusses attention on the unravelling of travelling salesman Willie Loman (except when slides are opened a tad too far allowing a ...

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The American Wife – Park Theatre, London

Woman in front of American flag

Writers: Stephen Fife and Ralph Pezzullo Director: James Kemp Reviewer: Stephen Bates It was reported recently that, on a 10-year average, the number of United States residents killed annually by Jihadists is nine, while those who die as a result of being shot by another American is over 11,000. Even so, in a country still traumatised by the events of ...

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What The Women Did – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writers: Gwen John, Herbert Tremaine (Maude Deuchar), JM Barrie Director: Tricia Thorns Reviewer: Ian Foster The centenary of the First World War will doubtless be marked in many a way in the nation’s theatres so the Southwark Playhouse have wisely got in early with this triple bill of lesser known plays which focuses on those left behind. What The Women ...

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People Like Us/Happy Never After: Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: Jake Brunger/Hannah Rodger Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward/Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Lauren Kilgannon [rating:4] Home is where the heart and the heartache is in this touching yet humorous double bill from James Quaife Productions. The low wooden beams of this intimate and cosy theatre lend themselves to the country house setting. Although at first, it feels like we’re sat in the ...

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The Duchess of Malfi – White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: John Webster Director: Owen Horsley Reviewer: Eleanor Turney [rating:4] This is a big, meaty play for such a small space. Director Owen Horsley has had fun here, trying to cram this sprawling, chaotic revenge tragedy into 90 minutes, while simultaneously battling with the tiny theatre at the back of the White Bear pub. He may not win every battle, ...

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