DEATH OF A SALESMAN WEST END
“I don’t say he’s a great man…but he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He’s not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person.”
Marianne Elliott co-directs with Miranda Cromwell, (Associate Director on Company and Angels in America), bringing a 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 West End stage debut as Willy Loman, with Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke as Linda Loman.
REINVENTION OF A MASTERPIECE
FRESH REVIVAL OF AN OLD GREAT
A PHENOMENAL PRODUCTION THAT UNQUESTIONABLY FINDS NEW DEPTHS TO THE PLAY
FRESH, COMPASSIONATE AND ULTIMATELY DEVASTATING
A TRANSFORMATIVE, BRILLIANT STAGING WHICH OFFERS A DAZZLING NEW LOOK AT A DAZZLING PLAY
Death of a Salesman played
24 October 2019 – 4 January 2020
at Piccadilly Theatre, London
Cast and Creative
Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions alongside her producing partners Chris Harper and Nick Sidi. Elliott & Harper’s most recent shows include the West End premiere of Mike Bartlett’s play ‘Cock’, directed by Marianne staring Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton. Prior to that, Elliott’s directing credits for Elliott & Harper productions include the award-winning Broadway transfer of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (winner of 5 Tony awards including ‘Best Revival of a Musical’ and ‘Best Director of a Musical’). This production originated in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre where it won 4 Olivier Awards (including Best Revival of a Musical) as well as the Evening Standard Award for ‘Best Director of a Musical’. Marianne co-directed (alongside Miranda Cromwell) the award-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ at both the Young Vic Theatre and the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre (where it won the Olivier Award Winner for ‘Best Director of a Play’). Salesman is currently playing at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, directed by Miranda Cromwell.
Prior to forming Elliott & Harper Productions, Marianne was an associate director at the National Theatre for ten years where she most recently directed Angels in America which transferred to Broadway in March 2018 where it won three Tony awards, including Best Revival and an additional eight Tony awards nominations including Best Director.
Marianne’s other productions for the National Theatre include War Horse which she co-directed with Tom Morris (and West End and Broadway transfers; winner of the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), and she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway; Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director and Best New Play; South Bank Sky Arts Award). Other plays at the National Theatre include Husbands & Sons(a co-production with the Royal Exchange), Rules for Living, The Light Princess, Port, Season’s Greetings, Women Beware Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Mrs Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin and Pillars of the Community(Evening Standard Best Director Award).
Marianne was an associate director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local.
Previously Marianne was an artistic director of the Royal Exchange where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude with Violin, Fast Food, Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre includes Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic; Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; and The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse.
In 2020, Elliott directed two of the episodes for the revival of Alan Bennett’s ’Talking Heads’ for the BBC, starring Tamsin Greig and Harriet Walter.
In 2018, Elliott was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her Services to Theatre.
Theatre includes: The Chalk Garden, random/generations, Present Laughter, Quiz, The Norman Conquests, The Stepmother, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, Caroline, or Change, Strife, Mack and Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Wyndham’s, BAM & LA); Winter, trade, Dutchman (Young Vic); Nell Gwynn (ETT tour & Shakespeare’s Globe); My Brilliant Friend (Rose, Kingston); The Pitchfork Disney, Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall); Annie Get Your Gun, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Flowers for Mrs Harris, Waiting for Godot, Queen Coal (Sheffield Theatres); A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer (Complicite/NT); Sheppey, German Skerries (Orange Tree); Insignificance, Much Ado About Nothing, Jumpy (Theatr Clwyd); Henry V, Twelfth Night Re-Imagined (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre);The Buskers Opera (Park); Hedda Gabler, Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse); Goodnight Mister Tom (Duke of York’s & tour – for ATG); wonder.land (Manchester International Festival & National Theatre); Albion (Bush); The Light Princess, Emil and the Detectives, The Elephantom (National Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket recasts); The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco, I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other A*sehole, Gruesome Playground Injuries (Gate); Our Big Land (New Wolsey, Ipswich, and tour); Forever House (Drum Theatre, Plymouth); Cabaret (Savoy & National Tour); Desire Under the Elms(Lyric Hammersmith); Not Another Musical(Latitude Festival); Run! A Sports Day Musical(Polka Theatre); Shivered (Southwark Playhouse); The Tour Guide (Edinburgh Festival); Bunny (Underbelly, Edinburgh/Soho Theatre/59E59, NY) and First Lady Suite (Union Theatre).