About the showTheatre Royal Bath’s production of Arthur Miller’s play The Price marks the play’s 50th anniversary, making it a fitting time for its transfer to the West End. Catch this critically acclaimed incarnation at Wyndham’s Theatre in February 2019. Starring David Suchet and directed by Jonathan Church, this is the tale of two brothers who meet for the very first time as they sell their parents’ furniture.
In the attic of a condemned New York brownstone, Victor and Walter Franz meet. They are here to sell off some of their family’s possessions, along with the wily Gregory Solomon, As the brothers get to know one another, the revelations start to pour in fast. Then comes the dawning realisation that their past decisions have irreversible consequences.
The Price runs enjoyed a critically lauded season at Theatre Royal Bath in summer 2018. Miller’s play itself was first performed on Broadway in 1968, which earned it two Tony Award nominations and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Arthur Miller was a major player in 20th century American playwriting and his many famous works spanned more than seven decades. He received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, among many other awards. A View from the Bridge, The Crucible and Death of a Salesman are among his most enduring and best known plays.
David Suchet (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) returns in the role of Gregory Solomon. Brendan Coyle (Buried Child) reprises his role of Victor Franz and Adrian Lukis returns as Walter Franz. Sara Stewart takes on the role of Esther Franz, the wife of Victor.
Jonathan Church is Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season. His directing credits include Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions, The Price features design is by Simon Higlett, lighting design from Paul Pyant and sound design from Mike Walker. Associate direction comes from Emma Butler, composition from Matthew Scott and casting is by Gabrielle Dawes CDG.
Boasting an exceptional text that skewers the American Dream and featuring an accomplished cast, The Price is not one to miss. The production plays at Wyndham's Theatre from 5 February to 27 April, with press night on 11 February.
Who Should See It?Arthur Miller appreciators will find the playwright's themes of family, lost chances and the pitfalls of the American Dream accounted for in The Price.