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DEATH OF A SALESMAN

“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.”

Following her recent award-winning success for Company and Angels in AmericaMarianne 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 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. They are joined by Ian Bonar as Bernard, Trevor Cooper as Charley, Martins Imhangbe as Happy Loman, Joseph Mydell as Ben Loman, Nenda Neurer as Letta, Jennifer Saayeng as Miss Forsythe, Matthew Seadon-Young as Howard Wagner and Stanley, and Maggie Service as The Woman and Jenny.

★★★★★
REINVENTION OF A MASTERPIECE
THE TELEGRAPH
★★★★★
FRESH REVIVAL OF AN OLD GREAT
THE TIMES
★★★★★
A PHENOMENAL PRODUCTION THAT UNQUESTIONABLY FINDS NEW DEPTHS TO THE PLAY
TIME OUT
★★★★★
FRESH, COMPASSIONATE AND ULTIMATELY DEVASTATING
EVENING STANDARD
★★★★★
A TRANSFORMATIVE, BRILLIANT STAGING WHICH OFFERS A DAZZLING NEW LOOK AT A DAZZLING PLAY
WHATSONSTAGE

1 May – 13 July 2019

Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm | Wed & Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Cast and Creative

  • Wendell Pierce

    Wendell Pierce

    Willy Loman

    Wendell Pierce

    Willy Loman

    Wendell Pierce

  • Sharon D. Clarke

    Sharon D. Clarke

    Linda Loman

    Sharon D. Clarke

    Linda Loman

    Sharon D. Clarke

  • Arinzé Kene

    Arinzé Kene

    Biff Loman

    Arinzé Kene

    Biff Loman

    Arinzé Kene

  • Ian Bonar

    Ian Bonar

    Bernard

    Ian Bonar

    Bernard

    Ian Bonar

  • Trevor Cooper

    Trevor Cooper

    Charley

    Trevor Cooper

    Charley

    Trevor Cooper

  • Martins Imhangbe

    Martins Imhangbe

    Happy Loman

    Martins Imhangbe

    Happy Loman

    Martins Imhangbe

  • Joseph Mydell

    Joseph Mydell

    Ben Loman

    Joseph Mydell

    Ben Loman

    Joseph Mydell

  • Nenda Neurer

    Nenda Neurer

    Letta

    Nenda Neurer

    Letta

    Nenda Neurer

  • Jennifer Saayeng

    Jennifer Saayeng

    Jenny

    Jennifer Saayeng

    Jenny

    Jennifer Saayeng

    Theatre credits include: Caroline or Change (Chichester Festival Theatre); Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre); Dusty (Workshop/Maria Friedman); A Kid Like Jake (Workshop/Sam Yates); Dr Feelgood (Workshop/Sam Yates); Committee (Workshop/Adam Penford); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse); The Etienne Sisters (Stratford East); City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse); The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); X Factor the Musical (Workshop); Sister Act (Kilworth House); The Praise Singer (Workshop); Chess (Toronto); Ghost The Musical (West End); Not Quite Gospel (Birmingham Rep); Hairspray (Original UK Tour)

    TV/Film credits include: Katy Farr in Vera (ITV); DC Amelia Gayle in Eastenders (BBC); Noa in Emerald City TV (Series – NBC)

  • Matthew Seadon-Young

    Matthew Seadon-Young

    Howard Wagner and Stanley

    Matthew Seadon-Young

    Howard Wagner and Stanley

    Matthew Seadon-Young

  • Maggie Service

    Maggie Service

    The Woman and Jenny

    Maggie Service

    The Woman and Jenny

    Maggie Service

  • Femi Temowo

    Femi Temowo

    Willy Loman’s Father/Musician

    Femi Temowo

    Willy Loman’s Father/Musician

    Femi Temowo

  • Marianne Elliott

    Director

    Marianne Elliott

    Director

    Marianne Elliott

    Photography: Kevin Cummins

    Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions alongside her producing partner Chris Harper. Elliott & Harper’s most recent shows include Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Gielgud Theatre and the West End premiere of Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle both directed by Elliott; and the co-production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Sally Cookson at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Company received 4 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival and received 2 Evening Standard Awards including Best Director.

    Marianne Elliott 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.

    Elliott’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 LivingThe Light PrincessPortSeason’s GreetingsWomen Beware WomenAll’s Well That Ends WellMrs AffleckHarper ReganSaint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin and Pillars of the Community(Evening Standard Best Director Award). She was an associate director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning MaryNotes on Falling LeavesThe Sugar Syndrome and Local.

    Previously she was an artistic director of the Royal Exchange where she directed PortDesign for Living, Les BlancsAs You Like ItA Woman of No ImportanceNude with ViolinFast FoodMartin YesterdayDeep Blue SeaMad for ItPoor 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.

    Marianne is currently co-directing Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman alongside Miranda Cromwell at the Young Vic, starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke and Arinze Kene.

  • Miranda Cromwell

    Director

    Miranda Cromwell

    Director

  • Anna Fleischle

    Designer

    Anna Fleischle

    Designer

  • Aideen Malone

    Lighting Designer

    Aideen Malone

    Lighting Designer

  • Carolyn Downing

    Sound Designer

    Carolyn Downing

    Sound Designer

  • Charlotte Sutton CDG

    Casting Director

    Charlotte Sutton CDG

    Casting Director

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