Death of a Salesman opened at The Young Vic last Thursday to 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. Co-directed by MIRANDA CROMWELL, lit by AIDEEN MALONE and starring SHARON D CLARKE as Linda Loman, the play has received some of the best reviews we’ve ever seen. Here is a small selection of the praise this production has received so far…
‘…she [Marianne Elliott] and Cromwell have crafted something fresh, compassionate and ultimately devastating.’
***** The Evening Standard
‘Sharon D Clarke has her customary impressive presence, and when she turns on the scorn at her responsibility-shirking sons in arguably the best scene in the play, there’s simply no one better.’
***** The Independent
‘…the evening proves a landmark one on account of its revelatory power: it brilliantly argues the case for the Lomans to be ‘translated’ into a striving African-American family.’
***** The Telegraph
‘Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell’s production of his 1949 Pulitzer-winning play for the Young Vic stands out in that it’s textually faithful while completely reframing the play. Nothing is changed and yet everything is changed.’
**** The Stage
‘We’ve seen many good productions of Death of a Salesman over the years. This one, mixing the socially specific and the dreamily phantasmagoric, depicts the duality at the heart of Miller’s memory-play with exceptional clarity.’
**** The Guardian
Death of a Salesman runs at The Young Vic until 13th July 2019.
The show is completely sold out. Click here and you may be lucky enough to claim a returned ticket.