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Death of a Salesman - Noel Coward Theatre

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Venue Information
Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane

Seating Plan


(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Death of a Salesman

Important Info: Special Performances 26th June 7.30pm – Audio Described Performance 10th July 7.30pm - Captioned Performance  

Arthur Miller’s name remains one of the most recognisable when it comes to the American stage, with a wealth of well known plays to his name during a famous career. His own struggles with the American system, such as his misfortune during McCarthyism were explored in his masterpiece The Crucible, but it was not the only time he shined a light on his homeland. 1949 saw the release of another of his classic works in Death Of A Salesman, which looked at the American dream through the eyes of his characters like Willy Loman and his family, and it remains a significant and relevant play to this day.

2015 sees this stunning show return to the West End under the banner of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who previously staged it with the same cast at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It sees the company’s Artistic Director Gregory Doran taking on directing responsibilities whilst performers like Antony Sher, Harriet Walker, Sam Marks and Alex Hassell take to the stage.

Death Of A Salesman looks at the American dream from many angles, but it is most famous for the way in which it depicts the failures, delusions and personal responsibilities of its protagonist Willy Loman. He is nearing his retirement and during the course of the show we see how his perception of the past influences him and he fears that whilst he has strived to work hard his whole life, this has never returned the wealth he deserves.

Antony Sher will bring new life to the role at the Noël Coward Theatre. The performer has previously played many parts for the Royal Shakespeare Company, from Prospero in The Tempest to Falstaff in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. He has also taken to the stage with other companies around London and has accumulated credits like The Captain Of Köpenick at the Olivier National Theatre, Kean at the Apollo Theatre and ID at the Almeida Theatre, plus numerous films and television shows.

Appearing in a year that has also seen another Arthur Miller classic, A View From The Bridge, staged at the Wyndham’s Theatre with Mark Strong, Death Of A Salesman replaces Shakespeare In Love at the Noël Coward Theatre from Wednesday 13th May 2015 (with previews from Saturday 9th May 2015). 

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 18th July 2015
Booking Until: Saturday, 18th July 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Important Info: Special Performances 26th June 7.30pm – Audio Described Performance 10th July 7.30pm - Captioned Performance  
Show Status: production_closed
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