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Bill Pullman and Sally Field cast in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Old Vic

Thursday, 23rd Aug 2018

We’ve enjoyed the performances of some well known names in 2018, with the likes of Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen and Cuba Gooding Jr. amongst the screen stars making their way to various London locations.

But 2019 is shaping up to be another all-star year, particularly with the news that Bill Pullman and Sally Field will be appearing in a revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Old Vic Theatre in the spring of 2019, according to London theatre Guide.

Over the years there have been numerous revivals of All My Sons since it was first staged in New York in the late 1940s, with other well known names taking on the lead roles. In recent years these have included a production starring David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker at the Apollo Theatre and a production directed by Timothy Sheader at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. However, the presence of Pullman and Field in this version at the Old Vic in Lambeth is certain to bring new interest to a classic show.

The story takes us back to the 1940s and introduces us to the character of Joe Keller (Pullman), who sold engines for fighter planes taking part in the Second World War. We meet Joe and his wife Kate (Field) as a fractured couple struggling to deal with the death of their son Larry, with a bad batch of fighter plane engines the culprit. The show deals with blame, Betrayal, and guilt as Joe deals with his past and Kate watches in horror as Larry’s former fiancé finds peace in an unexpected location.

Neither Bill Pullman nor Sally Field need any introduction, having carved out successful careers on the big screen. Pullman is best known for films like Independence Day alongside Casper, Spaceballs, Lake Placid, Lost Highway, The Grudge and The Equaliser (as well as Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood Miracle Day), though he has also appeared onstage in shows on the other side of the Atlantic. Field, meanwhile, has appeared in the likes of The Amazing Spider-Man, ER, Smokey And The Bandit and Tony Award-winning Broadway productions.

The Old Vic is currently the home of A Monster Calls, with Sylvia, 17c and Wise Children all appearing as the year progresses, before A Christmas Carol returns from last year. So it is a busy season for the venue under Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.

Jeremy Herrin directs All My Sons at the Old Vic Theatre in Spring 2019.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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