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The American Clock

Old Vic Theatre, London

The American Clock - Old Vic Theatre, London

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 11+

Important Information: Captioned performances: Friday 15 Feb, 7.30pm, Friday 22 Feb, 7.30pm, Friday 1 Mar, 7.30pm, Monday 11 Mar, 7.30pm, Friday 22 Mar, 7.30pm, Friday 29 Mar, 7.30pm

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  • The American Clock - Old Vic Theatre

Arthur Miller’s work still attracts audiences from all over the world, with his back catalogue of plays remaining some of the most important of the 20th century. So with that in mind audiences will be flocking to the Old Vic Theatre in 2019 as two of his shows receive unmissable stagings.

The American Clock is one of them. Miller’s play deals with the Great Depression of the 1930s and transports audiences back to the period with style. Rachel Chavkin’s keen directing style will ensure this is a truly captivating experience, with theatregoers lost in the swinging music and the sights and sounds of the era.

The American Clock introduces us to members of the Baum family – son Lee Baum, the narrator, father Moe Baum and mother Rose Baum – who lived a wealthy Manhattan lifestyle prior to the stock market crash of 1929. But the America they knew and loved has changed around them and they have lost their money and their way of life, forcing them to relocate from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where they face an uncertain future.

Originally penned in 1980, the play is one of the later works of the iconic playwright and following its New York debut it eventually landed at the National Theatre in 1986.

But now it returns and under the unique eye of Rachel Chavkin, the Tony Award-nominated director of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812. Her vision will ensure this is a memorable production, after all she has won numerous awards and nominations during her career, with New York credits like Hadestown, The Royale and Three Pianos over the years.

So in a year that also brings a new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons to the Old Vic Theatre, audiences can also revisit another of his works in The American Clock, which runs at the Lambeth venue from Monday 4th February 2019.

Show & Venue Information

Old Vic Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
The Cut, Waterloo Road

Booking From

Saturday, 09 February 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Running Time

3hr 10mins (incl. interval 20mins)

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