Arthur Miller’s first ever play ‘No Villain’ will transfer to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios.
The play which premiered to critical acclaim and sell-out performances at The Old Red Lion in 2015 will be directed by Sean Turner and star David Bromley, Nesba Crenshaw, Kenneth Jay, Stephen Omer and George Turvey.
Sean Turner said, “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 to, I am delighted that many more will be able to discover Miller’s playwriting roots, the same way I did two years ago.”
Miller wrote the play over six days during spring break 1936 at the University of Michigan in an attempt to win the prestigious Avery Hopwood award and, more importantly, the $250 prize he needed in order to return to college the following year. Miller won the award, and the subsequent one, but the play was never produced.
No Villain tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. Here, Miller explores the Marxist theory that would see him hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee years later.
No Villain runs from 14 June 2016 until 9 July 2016 at Trafalgar Studios 2.