The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman with Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will be broadcast live from The Old Vic to cinemas around the UK and internationally on 14 May 2019 as part of National Theatre Live. The production previews from 15 April 2019 and runs until 8 June (press night is 23 April).
All My Sons is the second production, following Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, at The Old Vic to be broadcast as part of NT Live. Further casting for All My Sons has also been announced.
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Joining Field and Pullman are Jenna Coleman, Colin Morgan, Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
Bessie Carter plays Lydia Lubey. Theatre credits include King Lear (The Old Vic); The Roundabout (Park Theatre) and Baskerville (Liverpool Playhouse). Her film and television credits include Les Miserables, The Good Liar, Cranford, Howards End, Beecham House, Doc Martin and Trevor Island.
Jenna Coleman plays Ann Deever. She is best known for playing the title role in the ITV drama Victoria, and for her starring role as Clara, in the BBC’s Doctor Who. Coleman was recently seen in the BBC’s 4-part drama The Cry.
Oliver Johnstone plays George Deever. Theatre credits include Imperium (RSC/Gielgud Theatre); Tribes (Sheffield Crucible); King Lear, Cymbeline (RSC/ Barbican/BAM); Teddy Ferrara (Donmar Warehouse); Oppenheimer (RSC/Vaudeville Theatre); Spring Awakening (Headlong Theatre); Another Country (Chichester Festival Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
Kayla Meikle plays Sue Bayliss. Theatre credits include Ear For Eye, Primetime (Royal Court); Dance Nation (Almeida); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jack & the Beanstalk (Lyric, Hammersmith); I Have a Mouth & I Will Scream, People Who Need People, Streets (Vaults Festival); Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet (National Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (Arts Theatre); Operation Black Antler (Blast Theory); Merlin (Nuffield Southampton Theatres) and All That Lives (Ovalhouse).
Colin Morgan plays Chris Keller. Theatre credits include Translations (National Theatre); Gloria (Hampstead Theatre); Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre); The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe); Our Private Life (Royal Court); A Prayer For My Daughter, Vernon God Little (Young Vic) and All About My Mother (The Old Vic).
Sule Rumi plays Dr. Jim Bayliss. Theatre credits include Sweat, Measure for Measure (Donmar Warehouse); Love and Information, Desire Under the Elms (Sheffield Crucible); Barber Shop Chronicles (National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Australia/New Zealand Tour); Hamlet, Who’s There? (Flute/English Touring Theatre); The Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead (English Touring Theatre); Mary Stuart, They Drink it in the Congo (Almeida); The Suicide (National Theatre); The Rolling Stone (Royal Exchange Manchester, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Orange Tree Theatre) and Bordergame (National Theatre of Wales).