All My Sons extends booking period
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
HOWARD Davies’ new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons has extended its booking period at the Apollo Theatre – until October 2, 2010.
Previously Posted: David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker will lead the cast in a new production of , which opens at the Apollo Theatre on May 27, 2010 (previews from May 19).
Joe Keller (Suchet) is a man who has sacrificed his honour to maintain his family’s prosperity. And although his wife Kate (Wanamaker) has managed to hide her knowledge of his crimes, things come to a head when their son decides to marry the former fiancee of his lost brother.
All My Sons is thought to be based on a true story, which Miller’s then mother-in-law pointed out in an Ohio newspaper. The story described how a woman informed on her father who had sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II.
Although Suchet is probably best known as television’s Hercule Poirot, he has appeared on the West End stage in Complicit, The Last Confession, Amadeus (which transferred to Broadway), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Oleanna and Man and Boy.
His other screen credits include Flood, Maxwell (as Robert Maxwell), Dracula, Flushed Away and Henry VIII.
Wanamaker’s theatre credits include Much ado About Nothing, The Rose Tattoo, His Girl Friday, Battle Royal and The Crucible (National Theatre); Awake and Sing (Lincoln Center, New York) for which she received a Tony Award nomination; and The Boston Marriage and the title role in Electra (Donmar Warehouse) for which she received an Olivier Award for Best Actress.
Her screen credits include My Family, Dr Who, Gormenghast and Love Hurts (TV); and Wilde and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (film).
Joining Suchet and Wanamaker in the cast of All My Sons will be Stephen Campbell Moore, Jemima Rooper and Daniel Lapaine.
All My Sons will be directed by Howard Davies who helmed the National Theatre’s multi Olivier Award-winning revival of Miller’s play in the year 2000.
Miller’s numerous other works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Saleman, The Crucible, The Man Who Had All the Luck, After the Fall, Resurrection Blues, The Last Yankee, A View from the Bridge and Broken Glass.