The American Clock is soon to be ticking at The Old Vic, as Arthur Miller’s searing play set in the crippling 1920s American financial crisis is lent an ingenious new staging by director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812) – and we’ve got an exciting first look into the rehearsal room.
Celebrating the changing face of the American family, this unique production of the show sees three sets of actors play the roles of Moe, Rose and Lee Baum, a family at the centre of the financial cascade in New York City. Throw in an innovative swing/jazz/contemporary fusion soundtrack, and this is a show packing some potentially epic power.
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And that’s before you mention the cast, which includes the likes of Clarke Peters, Clare Burt, John Marquez and Golda Rosheuvel, amongst others. Take a look at the cast of The American Clock in rehearsal below, and get ready for the show to begin performances from Monday 4 February.
Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play The American Clock centres on a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism – even as disaster strikes.
In New York City in 1929, The American Clock turns. Fortunes are made. Lives are broken. And then the stock market crashes, and everything changed.