Arthur Miller’s classic play makes the transition to the West End once again in February 2015, with Mark Strong working under the direction of Ivo Van Hove. It will be a chance for the latest generation of theatregoers to experience Miller’s iconic text that takes them back to the New York docks of the 1950s and explores themes of mistrust and Betrayal.
The show transfers from the Young Vic, where it played in the first half of 2014, to the Wyndham’s Theatre and it brings with it a cast that also includes Emun Elliot, Phoebe Fox, Nicola Walker, Michael Gould and Luke Norris.
In A View From The Bridge we are introduced to the character of Eddie Carbone, portrayed in this case by Strong, his wife Beatrice, played by Walker, and niece Catherine (Fox). Eddie is a Brooklyn-dweller who is awaiting the arrival of family members – his wife’s cousins - from Sicily. He has high hopes for their arrival and looks forward to showing them his home in. However, their arrival in this land could be the undoing of his world as one of the cousins falls for Catherine, leading to the betrayal and lack of trust that could have a profound effect.
The play first emerged in the mid-1950s and stands up alongside the likes of The Crucible and Death Of A Salesman as one of Arthur Miller’s best known works. It was first seen in New York and has since been seen on both sides of the Atlantic on numerous occasions, from its 1956 appearance at what is now the Harold Pinter Theatre to a more recent staging at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2009.
Back then Ken Stott played the role of Eddie and on this occasion this falls on Mark Strong, well known to audiences worldwide for playing memorable villains on the big screen. From Kick-Ass and Sherlock Holmes to The Guard and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, to name but a few, he has commanded a long-lasting presence on the screen. This has been matched on the stage, where his credits have included Donmar Warehouse productions like Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, the latter earning him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination just over a decade ago.
Audiences can pick up theatre tickets and catch A View From The Bridge as it runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 16th February 2015 (previews from 11th February 2015) following the run of King Charles III.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 9th April 2015|
|Booking Until:||Thursday, 9th April 2015|
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