Arthur Miller’s No Villain at the Trafalgar Studios 2
Audiences in the West End are regularly treated to the work of Arthur Miller, whether it is the numerous performances of The Crucible or the latest production of Death of a Salesman, but the Trafalgar Studios will be delving back to his earliest work this summer as No Villain runs at the venue from June.
David Bromley, Nesba Crenshaw and George Turvey portray the lead roles of the Simon family in the production, with further performances by Kenneth Jay and Stephen Omer, whilst Sean Turner directs.
The story centres on the Simon family, who own a factory and were once wealthy. But when we join them it is clear that their best times are behind them and we witness as their son returns from University and becomes at odds with his father during a strike.
The show is an important part of Miller’s back catalogue, giving glimpses of his worldview and setting the stage for some of his further works and his ultimate brushes with the government.
The play was discovered only recently and its premiere at the Old Red Lion last year was clearly a success, with director Sean Turner clearly excited to be bringing it to Theatreland, saying “I am thrilled to be continuing my journey with this remarkable play in the West End, it's been an absolute pleasure to make and see audiences respond...”
“I am delighted that many more will be able to discover Miller's playwriting roots, the same way I did two years ago.”
The director has previously been behind other shows around the capital, including Nahda at the Bush Theatre, and clearly has a bright future ahead of him as he helms his first show here in the West End.
Audiences will soon be headed to the Trafalgar Studios 2 to see Raz, which runs at the Whitehall venue until April. After that audiences will be turning their attentions to Boris: World King, which imagines a one-man show performed by the London Mayor.
No Villain will follow them later in the summer, opening at the Trafalgar Studios 2 in June 2016.