David Suchet and Brendan Coyle are to star in Arthur Miller’s The Price when it transfers to The Wyndham’s Theatre in February 2019 directed by Jonathan Church.
The 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s The Price will transfer to the West End following an acclaimed season from the Theatre Royal Bath.
Two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, one a New York cop nearing retirement, the other a successful surgeon, meet for the first time in sixteen years to sell their family furniture stored in the attic of a condemned New York brownstone. Revelation follows stunning revelation as each brother realises the price they have paid for heart breaking decisions made decades earlier. Overseeing the psychological battlefield is the wily veteran appraiser, Gregory Solomon, who has his own demons to conquer as well as securing the best possible price for the Franz family possessions.
David Suchet, revisiting the work of Arthur Miller after his legendary award-winning performance in All My Sons, plays Gregory Solomon. Brendan Coyle, well known as Mr Bates in Downton Abbey, will reprise his role as Victor Franz, and will return to the stage straight from his hit one-man show St Nicholas. Original cast member Adrian Lukis will return to play Victor’s brother, Walter Franz, with Sara Stewart as Esther Franz, Victor’s wife.
First seen on Broadway in 1968, The Price was nominated for two Tony Awards including Best Play. It was also recently revived in New York in 2017, starring Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito. This 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s richly affecting play – which, like his better known works, mines his preoccupation with the pleasures and perils of the American Dream – transfers from a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath where it was hugely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
Arthur Miller’s plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, The Price and Finishing the Picture. Other works include Focus, a novel, The Misfits, a screenplay, Timebends, an autobiography and the novella, Homely Girl. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949 for Death of a Salesman.
The Price is presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions, and directed by Jonathan Church with design by Simon Higlett, lighting design by Paul Pyant, sound design by Mike Walker, composition by Matthew Scott, associate direction by Emma Butler and casting by Gabrielle Dawes CDG.
The Price will play at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 5 February – 27 April 2019.