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Previewed 24 January 2009, Opened 5 February 2009, Closed 16 May 2009 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.
A major revival of Arthur Miller's classic play A View From The Bridge in London starring Ken Stott and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and directed by Lindsay Posner.
Dockworker Eddie Carbone has made a good life for himself and his wife and niece in 1950s Brooklyn. As a former immigrant himself, Eddie is happy to house and protect his wife's Italian cousins who arrive illegally in pursuit of the 'American Dream'. What Eddie doesn't know is that this act of kindness will have a shattering effect on his whole life, and the lives of those he loves. Arthur Miller's electrifying and deeply moving play A View from the Bridge is acknowledged as one of the great classics of the twentieth century and this major new production in London's West End is sure to be unmissable.
"A West End triumph" The Sunday Express
The cast for A View From The Bridge in London features Ken Stott as 'Eddie', Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Beatrice' and Hayley Atwell as 'Catherine'. The production is directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram , lighting by Peter Mumford and music and sound by Adam Cork.
"A great play in an outstanding revival" The Independent
"In Lindsay Posners outstanding West End production... Ken Stott is on superb form, giving the performance of a lifetime, with terrific support from wiry Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as his loyal but increasingly aghast wife... Lindsay Posner draws out richly complex performances, with each characters mix of innocence and culpability finely judged... Not to be missed." The Independent on Sunday
"Ken Stott is mesmerising... a five star evening" The London Evening Standard
"A compelling Ken Stott seethes with inarticulate envy and passion as Carbone, the docker. Unwittingly in love with his niece, Catherine, and jealous of her relationship with the singing, dancing sweetie-pie Rodolpho... Hayley Atwell's superb Catherine is initially all innocent bloom, but clouds over as the atmosphere darkens. While director Lindsay Posner misses a trick in failing to imply a wider waterfront society beyond this microcosmic community, the acting and the play itself are too good to miss." The Mail on Sunday
"Beatrice is beautifully played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio" The Times
"Lindsay Posner's fine production of A View from the Bridge is enough to make you reassess Arthur Miller's work. Isn't this 1955 play more vital than the revered Death of a Salesman?.. Ken Stott embodies Eddie with stumpy magnificence, gradually becoming more hunched and fiery-eyed. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio gives his torn wife both delicacy and determination... Played against Christopher Oram's glowering, angled design, the action has the momentum of a thriller." The Observer
"A revelation in every sense" The Sunday Telegraph
"The great and believable performance in this production is Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Beatrice, Eddie's compelling wife. We feel everything she feels as if it were being poured into our brains. Altogether, this is a fine ensemble piece: everybody listens intently and reacts appropriately... It is a brilliant and majestic play, performed and directed for the most part with a rhythmic energy." The Sunday Times
A View From The Bridge in London at the Duke of York's Theatre previewed from 24 January 2009, opened 5 February 2009 and closed on 16 May 2009.