Arthur Miller's No Villain to play limited summer run

Date Posted: 28/03/2016

No Villain, the first play ever written by Arthur Miller, will run at Trafalgar Studios in London from 20th June to 9th July.

The world premiere of the production opened at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington in December last year, and was directed by Sean Turner, who will continue to direct it at Trafalgar Studios.

Turner said: "I am thrilled to be continuing my journey with this remarkable play in the West End, it's been an absolute pleasure to make and see audiences respond to, I am delighted that many more will be able to discover Miller's playwriting roots.”

The cast for No Villain will include David Bromley as Abe Simon, Nesba Crenshaw as Esther Simon, Kenneth Jay as Grandpa Barnett, Stephen Omer as Roth/Dawson/Man, and George Turvey as Ben Simon.

About No Villain

Over six days during spring break in 1936 at the University of Michigan, Arthur Miller, a 20 year old college sophomore wrote his first play, No Villain.

His aim was to win the prestigious Avery Hopwood award and, more importantly, the $250 prize he needed in order to return to college the following year.

Miller won the award, and the subsequent one, but the play was never produced, until last year.

No Villain tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. It follows a father running a declining coat business as workers strike across the city.

Miller's own family lost a lot in the Great Depression, and in his memoirs the playwright himself called No Villain ‘the most autobiographical dramatic work I would ever write.’

Group travel organisers can contact ATG tickets for information on group rates and packages by calling the groups department on 020-7420 9700.

For further information visit www.atgtickets.com/shows/no-villain.

Pictured: Nesba Crenshaw, Helen Cole, George Turvey & David Bromley in No Villain at Old Red Lion Theatre. (Photo credit: Cameron Harle). 

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