Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman is regarded as one of the best contemporary plays every written.
Rediscover one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, Arthur Miller’s heartbreaking masterpiece Death of a Salesman, brought to life by an extraordinary ensemble of actors. Hearth Theatre presents a theatrical event not to be missed, starring one of Australia’s finest theatre actors, Paul English as Willy Loman, “a salesman with his feet on the subway stairs, and his head in the stars.”
This production uses the ground-breaking rehearsal technique developed by English theatre director, adapter, translator and teacher Mike Alfreds, to breathe life into this classic.
Written in 1948, Arthur Miller's iconic and celebrated play Death of a Salesman addresses loss of identity and a man's inability to accept change within himself and society. The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations and arguments, all of which make up the last 24 hours of Willy Loman's life.
Hearth Theatre's unique production of Death of a Salesman is the culmination of an epic six-month rehearsal period in which the cast immersed themselves in the world of the Loman family. The process is a revolutionary acting method which allows the ensemble to deep dive into the world of the play to explore the complexity of the characters and story.
Please note: Show contains blackouts; themes of death suicide.
"It can't be overstated how phenomenal the cast is." "They absolutely earned the standing ovation they received." - Theatre People
"A poetical, powerful and ultimately poignant production." "All of the cast bring their A-game." - Australian Stage
"A tragic masterpiece." "Traditionalists will love it. All the creativity gets poured into moulding fully inhabited characters through which the play's enduring questions are explored." - The Age
"This is an outstanding production." - Stage Whispers
Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes, including interval
Cast and Creatives
Led by one of Australia’s finest theatre actors, Paul English in the role of Willy Loman, Hearth Theatre has attracted an ensemble of dedicated and diverse talent including Margot Knight, Kevin Summers, Charlie Cousins, Ross Dwyer, Tas Dimitrakakis, Berk Ozturk, Kim Denman, Anthony O’connell, Juan Fernando Monde, Rebekah Carton and Vivian Nguyen.
Paul English is mesmerising as the pivotal character, Willy Loman, in Hearth Theatre’s production. His achingly accurate performance portrays the hopes, dreams, and torments of the travelling salesman.
Director: Christopher Tomkinson
Set and Costume Designer: Adrienne Chishom
Lighting Designer: Shane Grant
Voice and Dialect Coach: Matt Furlani
Founded by actor Charlie Cousins (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Bell Shakespeare, STC, Red Stitch), Hearth Theatre was launched in 2018 with Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley to a sold out season. Their latest production of Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman premiered at iconic Melbourne theatre Fortyfive-Downstairs has attracted critical acclaim.
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Saturday 3 June, 3pm