All My Sons at Old Vic Theatre tickets
All My Sons at Old Vic Theatre tickets

All My Sons

Overview

‘You don’t realize how people can hate, Chris, they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces…’

Bill Pullman and Sally Field star in a new production of Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons at The Old Vic in Spring 2019. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, and co-produced by Headlong and The Old Vic, the production marks the first major revival of the text since the 2010 West End show starring David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker.

Taking place in 1947 America, All My Sons follows the familiar story of a family on the brink of collapse. Despite overcoming hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller have managed to keep afloat and become a success story. With a home, two sons and a thriving business, it seems that everything is going their way.

But soon, their contented lives are thrown into jeopardy as their eldest son goes missing-in-action and a mysterious visitor arrives at their door. Based on the true story of army inspection officers approving defective aircraft engines in the 1940s, the searing play brings brutal truths to light, as the price the Keller’s paid for their American Dream is brought under scrutiny.

Bill Pullman and Sally Field star as Joe and Kate Keller, marking both of their London debuts. Pullman is best-known for his role as President Whitmore in 1996 film Independence Day, with Broadway roles including the original cast of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, which Sally Field later joined in the cast change. Tony Award-nominee Sally Field is well-known for her extensive screen roles, which include a recurring role in drama ER, as well as films including Mrs Doubtfire, Forrest Gump and The Amazing Spider-Man.

They are joined by Jenna Coleman, who is best known for her roles in Emmerdale and ITV's Victoria, and Colin Morgan, who most will recognise from his leading role in BBC's Merlin.

Jeremy Herrin directs the production, after recent successes including multi-award-winner People, Places and Things, as well as the West End and UK tours of This House, Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre and the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated duo, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Written by Arthur Miller, who is well-known for his plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Death of a Salesman, All My Sons is one of his most pertinent plays, following a family doing all they can to achieve the American Dream. The production runs for a limited season at The Old Vic in Spring 2019.

Recommended for

Fans of Sally Field and Bill Pullman should not miss out to witness their London debuts, whilst those who love Arthur Miller will love seeing a fresh revival directed by one of the West End’s most prolific and innovative directors.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 15 Apr 2019
Booking from: 24 May 2019
Booking until: 08 Jun 2019

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

50 Reviews Add review

This was an incredible show with a stellar cast. Pullman was amazing, Field was incredible, Morgan matched them both and Colman made... More

barrythompson1 74 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was fantastic, incredible performances by the cast, in particular Sally Field and Bill Pullman: watching these two acting... More

Britgoddess 5'6, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant performance, I saw it for a second time and I have also tickets for two more All My Sons performances. No more words needed,... More

sarkamezzosopranova 1 review, 0 helpful votes

All My Sons is one of my favourite plays owing to it's intensity and constant twists and turns. The cast in general handle it well... More

emilydiver 5"0, 249 reviews, 16 helpful votes

What can I say? Two Hollywood stars, two British TV stars, all just stunning. And a terrific play too.

markh25 14 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Play starts a little dull but becomes much more interesting act two. The cast are second to none, the acting is next level! Worth a... More

ruthc7 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The play was a bit slow to get going, but brilliantly acted by the main cast, and with a powerful sense of disaster approaching, averted,... More

jenniepollock 4'11, 30 reviews, 1 helpful vote

What can I say! It was just as good as everyone said it was! Stunning performance by all the actors, beautifully staged and great writing. More

sarahwells1 5”4, 50 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Exceptional show, brilliant storytelling. The play slowly reveals the truth as the plot and characters start to unravel.

claremcsheaffrey 5'2, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes