Old Vic 2018/19 Season Part 2 Announced

Old Vic 2018/19 Season Part 2 Announced

Posted On: Sep 28, 2018
By Spencer Rust
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    The American Clock and All My Sons tickets on sale now.

    Matthew Warchus’ fourth season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic completes with an Arthur Miller double-bill, a World Premiere by Lucy Prebble and a special One Voice performance.

    These productions form Part 2 of the season, and follow the previously announced Part 1 consisting of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s production of Sylvia; Annie-B Parson’s 17c; Emma Rice’s Wise Children; and A Christmas Carol.

    Part 2 of the season includes:

    The American Clock (4 February - 30 March 2019):

    'For them the clock would never strike midnight, the dance and the music could never stop…'

    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.

    Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism.

    All My Sons (15 April - 8 June 2019):

    'You don’t realise how people can hate, Chris, they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces…'

    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.

    Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, All My Sons.

    A Very Expensive Poison (Coming Soon):

    A modern-day assassination in the heart of London. In the strange coming together of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

    At this time of unnerving global crises and rumblings of a new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from the townhouses of Fitzrovia to the brothels of Soho.

    With dazzling inventiveness, Lucy Prebble (The Effect, ENRON) reimagines Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the tragic death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

    One Voice: Remembrance (4 November):

    To mark 100 years since the Armistice, Arinzé Kene (Girl from the North Country, Misty) curates an evening of five specially commissioned monologues directed by Old Vic Associate Director Annabel Bolton (The Divide) to shine a light on the powerful, poignant and surprising stories often hidden in the shadow of conflict. Writers include Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown), Rachel De-Lahay, Monica Dolan and Arinzé Kene. Further writers are to be announced.

    This is the latest in a series of One Voice events, specially commissioned monologues that form an integral part of each Old Vic Season. Funded by the TS Eliot Estate, One Voice celebrates the most raw of theatrical forms – a single voice on a stage without scenery, without costume and with nothing to rely on but words.

    The American Clock and All My Sons tickets on sale now.