Death of a Salesman
Noel Coward Theatre
In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. Willy Loman knows and cherishes this truth. After a life of honest hard work, it's Willy's birthright to retire with his loving wife and watch his two athletic, handsome sons continue his legacy. Yet as old age begins to take hold and retirement beckons, Willy's dream seems further away than ever. Decades of graft have somehow failed to translate into wealth and his eldest son refuses to follow the path his father has chosen for him. As actions buried in his past re-surface, Willy struggles to reconcile his long cherished dream with the life he has actually lived. Following their performances as Falstaff and Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II(2014/15), Antony Sher and Alex Hassell play Willy Loman and his son Biff. Arthur Miller's 1949 play, Death of a Salesman is surely the greatest American tragedy ever written. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this production celebrates the centenary of Miller's birth.