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David Suchet delivers a comic tour de force as a silver-tongued 90 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 Brendan Coyle (Mr Bates in Downton Abbey) , Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart who plays Esther Franz, Victor’s wife.
This fifty 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 ***** ‘David Suchet steals the show in Miller’s masterpiece…a blissfully comic creation. The Price now emerges in Jonathan Church’s superbly acted production as one of Miller’s best plays’ Guardian **** ‘David Suchet…splendid’ Daily Mail **** ‘ Superbly written, a terrific set by Simon Higlett. David Suchet is a magical actor’ Mail on Sunday **** ‘David Suchet owns the stage. The set by Simon Higlett is a triumph in itself. Jonathan Church directs a stellar 50th anniversary production’ Times ****