The American Clock, Old Vic Theatre

The American Clock

The Old Vic, London

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Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism.

The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.

Set to a pulsating soundtrack that fuses 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, The American Clock is an unfolding story of America’s faith in a failing economic system.

Celebrating the changing face and evolution of the American family, three sets of actors will appear in the central roles of Rose, Moe and Lee Baum for each performance.

The American Clock is booking from 15 February 2019 until 27 March 2019 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family, this once rich family must navigate their forever changed lives in the aftermath of this unprecedented financial crisis.

WHO’S IN IT? THE AMERICAN CLOCK CAST

The cast features Clarke Peter, Sule Rimi, Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, James Garnon, Christian Patterson, Francesca Mills, Julie Jupp, Taheen Modak, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis and Ewan Wardrop.

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) with set design by Chloe Lamford, costume design by Rosie Elnile, choreography by Ann Yee, lighting by Natasha Chivers, composer is Justin Ellington and sound by Darron L West.


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 30 March 2019

Important Notes

The role of Robertson/Taylor/Moe 3 will be played by Clarke Peters (4 Feb - 2 Mar) then by Sule Rimi (4 Mar - 30 Mar).


Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
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Casting Announced for The American Clock at the The Old Vic

Casting has been announced for The Old Vic’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The American Clock, which opens in February 2019.

The cast features Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca Mills, Taheen Modak, Christian Patterson, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis, Josie Walker and Ewan Wardrop.

Celebrating the changing face and evolution of the American family, three sets of actors will appear in the central roles of Rose, Moe and Lee Baum for each performance.

Considered ground-breaking at its 1980 premiere, Miller’s play about idealism, hope and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism is set in the post-financial crash era of 1929 New York and focuses on the Baum family. As race and class govern American society this once rich family must navigate their forever changed lives in the aftermath of this unprecedented financial crisis.

Pulsing with a soundtrack that fuses 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, a backdrop is created that spans a vast horizon from rural heartlands to choking high-rises.

With her recent play Hadestown playing at the National Theatre, director Rachel Chavkin has outlined her ambitions for The American Clock. “All the characters in the play are struggling with the shared experience of the Great Depression and I hope that by embracing the cultural specificity of each performer we will further deepen and expand the themes of the show.

Further casting to be announced.

Find tickets to The American Clock

The American Clock is booking from 4 February 2019 until 30 March 2019  at The Old Vic Theatre, London.

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