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Death of a Salesman

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Witness one of the greatest plays written by Arthur Miller, one that won him a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Follow the tale of a weathered salesman and his family, and their conception of the American dream. Do not miss this rendition of the American classic featuring the Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D Clarke!

Why Watch Death of a Salesman

A stunning recreation of the classic, Death of a Salesman brings out the subtleties of the play from the perspective of an African-American family. It is Arthur Miller’s most well-known and produced play, and went on to win him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in addition to a Tony Award. It is considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, and premiered at Broadway in 1949, running for an astonishing 742 performances. Sharon D. Clarke, the Olivier Award-winning actress, plays Linda Loman in this production. Wendell Pierce portrays Willy Loman, the salesman who is the lead of the play, making his debut at West End with this role. He is well known for his roles in popular American television shows such as The Wire and Suits and also for starring in movies like Selma.

The play primarily focuses on the American Dream, with the main characters equating likeability to success. Marianne Elliott along with co-director Miranda Cromwell is in charge of the production. The pair is fresh from the success of Company, and are all set to impress audiences with their take on the American classic. Join the Loman family, and live out their idea of the American Dream!

The Story

Death of a Salesman traces the journey of a salesman and his family and their perception of the American dream. The Loman family find themselves crushed between the past and the present in their attempt to get past Willy’s failing mental stability, paralysing fears and the delusions about their lives. The aging salesman had invested a lot of his life in the American dream but to no avail. This makes him take his failures to be a mortal sin. This production turns the Lomans family a black family, thus changing up the paradigm, and heightening the social drama. His depreciating self-esteem is also amplified because he finds himself dependant on his white neighbour for handouts. Witness the story of this man who easily mixes the past and the present, and has a tenuous grasp on reality.

Good For

First time West End Goers | Fans of Arthur Miller | Lovers of Classic Plays

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show will run for a limited season from 23 October 2019 to 4 January 2020.

Show Timings

Monday to Saturday 7:30 PM
Wednesday and Saturday 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM

There will be no performance on the 4th of November, and the 24th, 25th, and the 30th of December. On the 23rd and 27th of December, there will be an additional matinee at 2 PM.

Leading Roles
Wendell Pierce as Willy Loman
Sharon D Clarke as Linda Loman

Directed by
Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell

Important Information
Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
Please note that the production contains smoking.

Additional Information

Duration
2 hours & 45 minutes with 1 intermission

Audience
Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
In-house Bar
Coat Check

Seating
The Piccadilly Theatre has a seating capacity of 1207 across 3 sections.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. You will need to display a photo ID along with your voucher at the Theatre's Box Office to collect your tickets.

Theatre Address

Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY

Getting There

By Bus: Take bus lines 139 and get off at the Picadilly Circus stop. The theatre is a short 2-minute walk from this bus stop.

By Tube: Take the Underground to the Picadilly Circus Station. The theatre is a short 5-minute walk from this station.

Validity
This ticket is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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