David Suchet delivers a comic tour de force as a silver-tongued 89 year old furniture dealer in Arthur Miller’s ‘masterpiece’ (Daily Telegraph), THE PRICE.
Two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, one a New York cop nearing retirement, the other a successful surgeon meet for the first time in sixteen years to sell their family furniture stored in the attic of a condemned New York brownstone. Revelation follows stunning revelation as each brother realises the price they have paid for heart breaking decisions made decades earlier.
Overseeing the psychological battlefield is the wily veteran appraiser, Gregory Solomon, who has his own demons to conquer as well as securing the best possible price for the Franz family possessions.
David Suchet, revisiting the work of Arthur Miller after his legendary award-winning performance in All My Sons, plays Gregory Solomon. He is joined by Olivier Award winner Brendan Coyle(nominated for BAFTA and Emmy Awards for his acclaimed role as Mr Bates in Downton Abbey) who plays Victor Franz. Adrian Lukis plays Walter Franz and Sara Stewart plays Esther Franz, Victor’s wife.
This fiftieth anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s richly affecting play – which, like his better known works, mines his preoccupation with the pleasures and perils of the American Dream – transfers from a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath where it was hugely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
★★★★★ 'David Suchet…mesmerising. Jonathan Church's exemplary production, Simon Higlett's astonishing design. A superb play. BOX OFFICE GOLD'Daily Telegraph