The American Clock
Witness New York in 1929 come to life with a gripping play, written by Arthur Miller, about a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism through the woes of the Baum family.
Why Watch The American Clock
New York in 1929 witnessed a maelstrom of total choas as a consequence of the Great Depression. This play, written by Arthur Miller is a tale of hope, reinvention, and idealism during this difficult time, through the eyes of the Baum family.
Their world pulses with 1920s swing and jazz with contemporary sounds that create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable show. Its visionary director, Rachel Chavkin is known for her bold and dramatic observations that are bound to fascinate her audience.
This seasoned play highlights the distress of the Baum family during the great depression. Their lives take a dramatic turn when they are forced to move from their home in Manhattan to live with relatives in Brooklyn. They try to navigate through this event’s consequent struggles while barely staying financially afloat.
Drama Enthusiasts | Family activities
“New York director Rachel Chavkin has been at the helm of some of the boldest, weirdest theatre hits of the past few years.”
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 11 and up. No entry for children below age 3.
In-house bar | All-day artisan café
The Old Vic Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,067.
You can take sweets and chocolate into the show but we ask for these items to be as quiet as possible (no wrappings). You cannot take hot food in with you. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out the theatre’s cocktail bar or the all-day artisan café.
Comfortable clothing is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.
Old Vic Theatre , The Cut, Waterloo Road, SE1 8NB, London