Nottingham Playhouse has announced the cast for their upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons which will be directed by Fiona Buffini. All My Sons is a gripping and powerful family drama written by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th Century, Pulitzer Prize-winner Arthur Miller whose other works include Death Of A Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. Joe Keller (Sean Chapman – Richard II, Henry IV Pt 1 and 2, Henry V – RSC) is a successful businessman who lives with his wife Kate – (Caroline Loncq – Home Truths – Cardboard Citizens) and son Chris (Cary Crankson – Dial M for Murder – Frinton Summer Theatre) in 1950s suburban America. Their only sadness, it seems, is the loss of their other son Larry, who went missing in World War II. After three years, Kate still clings to the hope that her son … Read more
Bruises is an ambitious piece, seeking to cast a non-judgmental eye on the highly divisive topic of sex work. There is so much to admire in this play, which I believe makes a valuable contribution to a deeply sensitive dialogue. As a piece of moral philosophy, Bruises excels, unpicking questions of identity as its characters stare into the existential void. Yet the play is occasionally undermined by a lack of subtlety. Themes, metaphors and character traits are too often made explicit, making a piece that delights in the complexities of human interaction less satisfying than it should.