The Price

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Road, London

Public Preview: 5 February 2019
Opens: 11 February 2019
Closes: 27 April 2019

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Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no shows
Note: Mon 11 Feb at 7.00pm only

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The Price

A major revival of Arthur Miller's classic play The Price in London starring David Suchet, Brendan Coyle and Adrian Lukis for a limited twelve week season

Solomon, a ninety year old furniture dealer looking for a bargain. He engages his clients by forcing them into long-winded, philosophical discussions. When he finds himself in the middle of an uneasy union between two long estranged brothers, it seems he might have met his match - The Price is an engrossing and witty play by one of America's foremost playwrights.

The cast features David Suchet as 'Gregory Solomon' with Brendan Coyle and Adrian Lukis as the brothers 'Victor and Walter Franz', and Sara Stewart as Victor's wife, 'Esther Franz'. Directed by Jonathan Church with design by Simon Higlett, lighting by Paul Pyant, music by Matthew Scott and sound by Mike Walker.

David Suchet's West End theatre credits include the role of 'James Tyrone', opposite Laurie Metcalf as 'Mary', in Anthony Page's revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre in 2012; the role of 'Roger Cowan' in Kevin Spacey's production of Joe Sutton's Complicit at the Old Vic Theatre in 2009; the role of 'Cardinal Benelli' in David Jones' production of Roger Crane's The Last Confession at the Haymarket Theatre in 2007; the role of 'Gregor Antonescu' in Maria Aitken's revival of Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy at the Duchess Theatre in 2005; and the role of 'George', opposite Diana Rigg as 'Martha', in Howard Davies' revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Aldwych Theatre in 1997.

Brendan Coyle's London credits include the role of 'Mickey' in Ian Rickson's revival of Jez Butterworth's Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2014; and the role of 'Tilden' in Matthew Warchus' production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in 2004. Adrian Lukis' West End credits include the role of 'CK Dexter Haven' in Jerry Zaks's revival of Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story at the Old Vic Theatre in 2005; the role of 'Tom' in Kevin Spacey's production of Maria Goos' Cloaca at the Old Vic Theatre in 2004; the role of 'Hal' in Fiona Buffini's production of Moira Buffini's Dinner at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2003; and the role of 'Leo' in Jack Hofsiss' production of James Goldman's Tolstoy at the Aldwych Theatre in 1996. Sara Stewart's London credits include the role of 'Myra Arundel' in Lindsay Posner's revival of Noel Coward's Hay Fever at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2015; and the role of 'Liz Essendine' in Howard Davies' revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in 2007.

Arthur Miller's other plays recently seen in London's West End include All My Sons, Broken Glass, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, The Last Yankee, Resurrection Blues and A View From The Bridge.

The Price in London at the Wyndham's Theatre previewed from 5 February 2019, opens on 11 February 2019 and closes on 27 April 2019

The Price: London West End Premiere - 1969

Previewed 24 February 1969, Opened 4 March 1969, Closed 14 February 1970 at the Duke of York's Theatre

The cast featured Harold Gary as 'Gregory Solomon', Shepperd Strudwick as 'Walter Franz', Albert Salmi as 'Victor Franz' and Kate Reid as 'Esther Franz'.

The entire cast reprised their roles from the 1968 Broadway Premiere staging - Harold Gary and Kate Reid having been in the original cast, before being joined by Shepperd Strudwick and Albert Salmi who joined the Broadway cast later in the run. The orignal Broadway production run for 53 weeks before closing in mid-February 1969, while the original West End production run for a respectable 50 weeks.

Directed by Arthur Miller with designs by Boris Aronson.

The Price: London Revival - 1980

Previewed 18 October 1980, Opened 20 October 1980, Closed 6 December 1980 at the Shaw Theatre

The cast featured Martin Friend as 'Gregory Solomon', John Bennett as 'Walter Franz', Malcolm Rennie as 'Victor Franz' and Frances Cuka as 'Esther Franz'.

Directed by Anthony Cornish with designs by Bernard Culshaw.

The Price: London Revival - 1990

Previewed 1 February 1990, Opened 7 February 1990, Closed 24 March 1990 at the Young Vic Theatre

The cast featured Alan MacNaughtan as 'Gregory Solomon', Bob Peck as 'Walter Franz', David Calder as 'Victor Franz' and Marjorie Yates as 'Esther Franz'.

Directed by David Thacker with designs by Fran Thompson and lighting by Jim Stephens.

The Price: 2nd West End London Revival - 2003

Previewed 24 October 2002, Opened 28 October 2002, Closed 7 December 2002 at the Tricycle Theatre
Returned 13 August 2003, Closed 6 September 2003 at the Tricycle Theatre
Previewed 9 September 2003, Opened 11 September 2003, Closed 10 January 2004 at the Apollo Theatre

Following two acclaimed season at the Tricycle Theatre in North-West London, this production tranfers to the West End's Apollo Theatre with the entire original 2002 cast.

The cast features Warren Mitchell as 'Gregory Solomon', Des McAleer as 'Walter Franz', Larry Lamb as 'Victor Franz' and Sian Thomas as 'Esther Franz'. Directed by Sean Holmes with designs by Anthony Lamble, lighting by Simon Bennison and sound by Rich Walsh.

Warren Mitchell's London theatre credits include the role of 'Davies' in Kenneth Ives' revival of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in 1980; and the role of 'Willy Loman' in Michael Rudman's revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in 1979. Des McAleer's London theatre credits include the roles of 'Duncan' and 'Macduff' in Declan Donnellan's Cheek by Jowl revival of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Donmar Warehouse in 1987. Sian Thomas' West End credits include the role of 'Dawn' in Laurence Boswell's production of David Williamson's Up For Grabs starring Madonna at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2002.

"How much are a dead man's possessions worth? An old used furniture salesman, Gregory Solomon, climbs to an attic in an old New York apartment block that is about to be demolished. But it's not easy, this process of settling the inventory. Everyone in the family has a different view of the price. I have always found this 1968 play of Arthur Miller heavy-going... But the endearing Jewish jauntiness of Mr Mitchell, and the lacerating performances of Messrs Lamb and McAleer - facing down their acrimonious-sibling rivalry in a shocking spate of truth-telling - has converted me... The play is hard to watch, but impossible to ignore... Every detail, from the proposed sale of the contents for a mere $1,100 dollars, to the sudden remembrance of an old harp and a pair of fencing gauntlets, stings with reality." The Daily Mail

"There's an odd, eccentric yet pointed note in Miller's play and Sean Holmes's production, and that's provided by Warren Mitchell. He plays Solomon, the 89-year-old who has come to appraise and maybe buy the heavy brown chairs, wardrobes, tables, chairs and whatnot that clutter Dad's room to the ceiling. At first you might mistake him for comic relief. After all, he pants and potters in, a preposterous old walrus with the first of an endless store of Jewish wisecracks wheezing out from behind his white moustache... But despite the fun he's onstage to suggest that, with resilience and a bit of bloody-mindedness, people can survive almost anything: in his case more failed marriages than he can recall, a daughter's suicide, and recessions and depressions that go back "to the panic of 1904 and 1898"... Some performance, some production, some play." The Times

"Warren Mitchell is back in the West End, as one of many antiques that fill the stage of Arthur Miller's devastating 1968 family drama, The Price. And as Gregory Solomon, a decrepit, 89-year-old Russian-Jewish New Yorker brought out of retirement to appraise the contents of an apartment, Mitchell, who is only 77, is worth his dramatic weight in gold... Miller's play sets out to calculate the price each man paid for his decision. As a drama, The Price is as old-fashioned as the furniture stacked to the rafters, but there's nothing dated about its moral punch." The Mail on Sunday

"The play is one of Miller's best, and Sean Holmes's admirable production, which was first seen at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, last year, does it full justice. There is a larger parable in the background about a society where everything has its price, but the main focus is on the family drama, with sterling performances from Larry Lamb as Victor, Des McAleer as Walter and Sian Thomas as Victor's wife. Best of all is Warren Mitchell as an ancient Jewish furniture appraiser - half-dodgy, half-wise, and much more intriguing than the purely comic turn you initially think he is going to be." The Observer

The Price in London at the Apollo Theatre previewed from 9 September 2003, opened on 11 September 2003 and closed on 10 January 2004