Acknowledged as one of the great classics of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller’s electrifying and deeply moving play A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE proved to be a milestone in American theatrical history: it will be rediscovered in a new production starring Ken Stott, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Hayley Atwell, directed by Olivier Award-winning Lindsay Posner.
Dockworker Eddie Carbone has made a good life for himself and his wife and niece in 1950’s Brooklyn. From an immigrant family himself, Eddie is happy to house and protect his wife’s Italian cousins who arrive illegally in pursuit of the ‘American Dream’. What Eddie doesn’t know is that this act of kindness will have a shattering effect on his whole life, and the lives of those he loves.
Arthur Miller is arguably America’s finest playwright, with his other landmark works including The CRUCIBLE AND DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Lindsay Posner (DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and CAROUSEL) directs an all-star cast, with Ken Stott(REBUS, MESSIAH, GOD OF CARNAGE) as Eddie, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE PERFECT STORM) as Beatrice and Hayley Atwell (BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, THE DUCHESS)as Catherine.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is set to be an unmissable theatrical event.
* * * * * KEN STOTT IS MESMERISING - EVENING STANDARD
* * * * * GRIPPING - THE TIMES
* * * * * KEN STOTT IS TRULY AWE-INSPIRING - DAILY EXPRESS
* * * * * POWERFUL AND BEAUTIFULLY JUDGED…THE CAST IS SUPERB
* * * * A BRILLIANT AND MAJESTIC PLAY - THE SUNDAY TIMES
* * * * ENGROSSING PRODUCTION - METRO
* * * * DAILY MAIL * * * * SUNDAY EXPRESS
THE ACTION HAS THE MOMENTUM OF A THRILLER - OBSERVER
ARTHUR MILLER’S SPINE-CHILLING DRAMA - EVENING STANDARD
A WEST-END TRIUMPH THAT PROVES THE BEST WAY TO CONFRONT THE CREDIT CRUNCH IS SIMPLY TO PUT ON GREAT PLAYS AND PUT THEM ON SUPERBLY - SUNDAY EXPRESS