CAST ANNOUNCED FOR REVIVAL OF ARTHUR MILLER’S AMERICAN CLASSIC, ALL MY SONS

Dundee Rep Theatre’s first Ensemble show of 2019 begins with Tony Award-winning All My Sons – a powerful and gripping story of a family in crisis in 1940’s America.

Regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller wrote such classics as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Death of a Salesman, whichlast appeared on the Dundee Rep stage in 2017, picking up three titles at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Production, Best Male Performance, and Best Ensemble.

This February, Dundee Rep's award-winning Ensemble will bring you an intense and moving new revival of this iconic play as we see how far businessman Joe Keller will go to protect his family and legacy. Centered around the Keller family and based on a true story, many secrets come to light with devastating consequences as this family struggle to deal with the reality of one of their sons going missing in action.

 

All My Sons Rehearsals

Jemima Levick returns to the Rep to direct this powerful production, joined by a multi award-winning creative team; designer Alex Lowde, whose previous work with Dundee Rep has included CATS award nominee August: Osage County in 2017 and The Elephant Man, which won the CATS award for best design in 2009. She will also be joined by critically-acclaimed composer David Paul Jones and lighting designer, Chris Davey, who collaborated with Jemima on her first show at the Rep, Beauty and the Beast in 2008. Together this talented team has worked nationally and internationally with a number of other leading theatre companies including The Young Vic, Leeds Playhouse, The National Theatre, Scottish Opera, and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Over seventy years after the play was first written, a superb cast of nine will take audiences on a beautiful, memorable and heart-breaking journey, featuring the Rep’s resident Ensemble members Ewan Donald, Barrie Hunter, Irene Macdougall, and Emily Winter alongside guest actors, Daniel Cahill,  Ewan Somers, and Antony Strachan. Graduate actors Amy Kennedy and Leanne Traynor will also make their debut on the Dundee stage.

Speaking about how it feels to be directing Miller’s iconic ‘modern day classic’, Jemima Levick, said:

 As we move into week four of rehearsals, the play continues to evolve, revealing itself layer by layer, in new and extraordinary ways. As someone who hasn’t directed a Miller before, I find that each day brings a new challenge, a new conflict to be explored. He writes with such precision and such empathy about the family at the centre of the story and the society in which they live, it’s hard to believe I haven’t done it sooner. Like some of the characters in All My Sons, returning to the Rep is a bit like coming back home for me. It’s not the garden I grew up in, but it’s certainly my theatrical home. I spent nearly 8 brilliant years here, and it’s a delight to be back!”

 

All My Sons opens at Dundee Rep on 19 February and runs until 9 March.