David Suchet delivers a comic tour de force as a silver-tongued 90 year old furniture dealer in Arthur Miller’s ‘masterpiece’ (Daily Telegraph), The Price.
David Suchet, revisiting the work of Arthur Miller after his legendary award-winning performance in All My Sons, plays Gregory Solomon. He is joined by Olivier Award winner and BAFTA and Emmy nominated Brendan Coyle (Mr Bates in Downton Abbey), Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart.
This 50th-anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s richly affecting play – which, like his better-known works, mines his preoccupation with the pleasures and perils of the American Dream – transfers from a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath where it was hugely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
The Price is booking from 5 February 2019 until 27 April 2019 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, one a New York cop nearing retirement, the other a successful surgeon meet for the first time in sixteen years to sell their family furniture stored in the attic of a condemned New York brownstone.
Revelation follows stunning revelation as each brother realises the price they have paid for heartbreaking decisions made decades earlier.
Overseeing the psychological battlefield is the wily veteran appraiser, Gregory Solomon, who has his own demons to conquer as well as securing the best possible price for the Franz family possessions.
WHO’S IN IT? THE PRICE CAST
The cast features David Suchet, Brendan Coyle, Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart.
David Suchet is best known for playing Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot, he was recently seen in the BBC 1 drama Press and on stage in the Pinter at the Pinter season. Theatre highlights include West End productions of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre.
Brendan Coyle is known to Downton Abbey fans as Mr Bates from the Award-winning ITV series. His recent screen credits include BBC and Netflix series Requiem, and the upcoming Working Title epic Mary Queen of Scots and Me Before You. Coyle’s stage credits include Conor McPherson’s St Nicholas for the Donmar Warehouse, The Weir (Royal Court, West End and Broadway), Mojo (Harold Pinter) and Buried Child (National Theatre).
The Price is directed by Jonathan Church with design by Simon Higlett, lighting design by Paul Pyant, sound design by Mike Walker and composition by Matthew Scott.
Written by Arthur Miller.
★★★★ ‘David Suchet…mesmerising. Jonathan Church’s exemplary production, Simon Higlett’s astonishing design. A superb play. BOX OFFICE GOLD’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ David Suchet steals the show in Miller’s masterpiece…a blissfully comic creation. The Price now emerges in Jonathan Church’s superbly acted production as one of Miller’s best plays’’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘David Suchet…splendid’ Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘ Superbly written, a terrific set by Simon Higlett. David Suchet is a magical actor’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★ ‘David Suchet owns the stage. The set by Simon Higlett is a triumph in itself. Jonathan Church directs a stellar 50th-anniversary production’ The Times
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Venue InformationWyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176