Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman starring The Wire‘s Wendell Pierce and Olivier Award winning actress Sharon D. Clarke.
Two of Britain’s hottest young actors join the company to play Willy Loman’s sons. Sope Dirisu will play Biff Loman and Natey Jones will play Happy Loman.
Sope Dirisu was recently seen in the hit Netflix series Black Mirror and will shortly be seen in the upcoming film Gangs of London. His theatre credits include the title role in Coriolanus for the RSC, Ogun in The Brothers Size for the Young Vic and Mohammed Ali in One Night in Miami for the Donmar Warehouse.
Natey Jones recent theatre credits are Small Island for the National Theatre, Doctor Faustus, Don Quixote and The Alchemist for the RSC and Tina: Tina Turner, The Musical in the West End.
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt joins the company to play The Woman and Jenny and Carole Stennett joins to play Miss Forsythe.
Reprising their roles performed at the Young Vic alongside Wendell and Sharon are: Ian Bonar as Bernard, Trevor Cooper as Charley, Joseph Mydell as Ben Loman, Matthew Seadon-Young as Howard Wagner and Stanley, Nenda Neurer as Letta and Femi Tomowo as Willy Loman’s father and musician.
Considered one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, directors Marianne Elliot (Company, Angels in America) and Miranda Cromwell’s 5-star critically acclaimed production looks at Miller’s play as seen through the eyes of an African-American family.
The creative team includes Anna Fleischle (set and costume), Aideen Malone (lighting), Carolyn Downing (sound), Femi Temowo (composer and musical director) and Yarit Dor (fight direction and additional movement support).
Death of a Salesman is booking from 24 October 2019 until 4 January 2020 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
Death of a Salesman tickets are available now.