Giles Terera (Hamilton) will be joining the cast of Arthur Miller’s The American Clock at the Old Vic, directed by Rachel Chavkin, to play Robertson/Moe 3.
He joins the previously announced cast 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.
Chavkin presents Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism, opening at The OId Vic on 13 February 2019 with previews from 4 February and running until 30 March.
The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.
In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family as they navigate the aftermath of an unprecedented financial crisis. The world pulses with a soundtrack fusing 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, creating a backdrop that spans a vast horizon from choking high-rises to rural heartlands.
The production will celebrate the changing face and evolution of the American family by having three sets of actors in the roles of Moe, Rose and Lee Baum for each performance.
Also in the creative team are Chloe Lamford (set), Rosie Elnile (costumes), Justin Ellington (composer), Ann Yee (choreographer Ann Yee, Natasha Chivers (lighting), Darron L West (sound), Jessica Ronane (casting), Jim Henson (musical director) and Julia Locascio (Baylis assistant director).
Giles Terera’s theatre credits include The Meaning of Zong (Bristol Old Vic); Hamilton (Victoria Palace, Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical 2018); The Resistible Rise of Artuo Ui (Donmar Warehouse); The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe/International Tour); King John (Shakespeare’s Globe/UK Tour); Pure Imagination (St James’ Theatre); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hamlet, Death and the Kings Horseman, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Troilus and Cressida, Candide, Honk!, Darker Face of the Earth (National Theatre); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Don’t You Leave Me Here (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Playboy of the Western World (Abby Theatre); Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre); The Rat Pack (Adelphi Theatre); Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre/Theatre Royal Plymouth) and Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre). His television credits include London Boulevard, Horrible Histories and Doctors.