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Best of the Blogs: The House of the Spirits, The Green Fairy, Death of a Salesman & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 10 November 2019) including Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on Caridad Svich’s “excellent” adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits at Cervantes Theatre.

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Best of the Blogs: Death of a Salesman, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Orpheus Descending & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Lisa MartlandLeave a Comment

As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019). Amidst her choices are two more West End productions of classic American drama: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic (Emily Garside) and Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending at the Menier Chocolate Factory (Libby Purves).

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‘Breathing new life into a classic’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic

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For anyone who has been under a rock for the last couple of years in London theatre, this stripping back to the essence of a classic is one of Marianne Elliott’s (many) talents. And here with Death of a Salesman, with co-director Miranda Cromwell, the play is written again from the ground up. Without changing a word.

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‘It’s more than enough that this eye-opening production exists at all’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic

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It’s Marianne Elliott’s impressionistic approach that yields considerable insight into the themes of Death of a Salesman, the characters’ attachment to material possessions as indicators of success, and most especially to the physical home that contains their family history, which they have spent decades slowly paying-off.

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NEWS: Marianne Elliott confirmed to direct Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke & Arinzé Kene in Death Of A Salesman as part of Young Vic season

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The Young Vic’s artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the venue’s 2019 season which includes Marianne Elliott directinf Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, with Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke and Arinzé Kene cast as Willy, Linda and Biff Loman.

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Touring

In Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

Miller’s 1949 depiction of the ageing, failing salesman Willy Loman as he struggles to comes to terms with the death of his dreams – and perhaps of The American Dream itself – has only gained in stature over the years. What some regarded as a merely a Marxist- derived critique of the US way of life has come to seem as much like high tragedy as anything English-speaking theatre has produced in the last century.