In the attic of a condemned New York building, brothers Victor and Walter Franz meet for the first time. Their father has died and they have plans to sell off some of their family’s possessions here in their childhood home. With furniture dealer Gregory Solomon presiding over proceedings, the siblings get to know one another and the revelations start to pour in. As they rake over their past, they come to understand the weight of the choices they made when they were younger.
Initially performed on Broadway in 1968, Miller’s heart-breaking piece earned two Tony Award nominations and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. Since then it has enjoyed many revivals including a television special.
Miller was a 20th century American playwright whose work spanned more than seven decades. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among many other awards and his many famous plays include A View from the Bridge, The Crucible and Death of a Salesman.
David Suchet (The Lover/The Collection) returns in the role of Gregory Solomon. Brendan Coyle (The Weir) returns in his role of Victor Franz and Adrian Lukis reprises his as Walter Franz. Sara Stewart is Esther Franz, the wife of Victor.
Jonathan Church is the Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season. Among his many theatre directing credits, Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui are a brief example.
Presented jointly by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions, The Price boasts design by Simon Higlett and lighting design from Paul Pyant. The sound design is courtesy of Mike Walker while associate direction comes from Emma Butler, composition is by Matthew Scott and casting is by Gabrielle Dawes CDG.
This glowingly reviewed production plays at Wyndham's Theatre from 5th February to 27th April. See Miller at his tender insightful best, brought to life by a highly accomplished cast.