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Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Saturday, 27 April 2019
Widely lauded as one of Arthur Miller's finest plays, The Price details the caustic relationship between a New York cop and his rich surgeon brother, and examines how we all have to take responsibility for our own lives. When the two estranged brothers meet in an attic to discuss selling a load of old family furniture, they get a lot more than they bargained for. Roll back the years and Victor, a New York cop about to retire, gave up his chance of a university education to support his dad. Brother Walter, however, sailed off to college and ended up wealthy and successful. David Suchet plays the old antique dealer Gregory Solomon to perfection, and the two brothers, Victor played by Brendan Coyle and Walter by Adrian Lukis, are the perfect foil for Victor's bitter alcoholic wife Esther.
This revival of the 1968 original is on at the Wyndhams theatre in early 2019, set to thrill huge audiences as much as the run at Bath did. The original Bath actors reprise their roles in the West End. Sara Stewart plays Esther beautifully, all four actors make a brilliant job of Miller's complexities and subtleties, and the metaphor that describes the price of furniture as the price we pay for making life-changing personal decisions makes for an unsettlingly powerful message. Add designer Simon Higlett’s amazing attic setting and you've got a theatrical experience you won't want to miss.