ARTHUR MILLER'S CLASSIC DRAMA
Arthur Miller’s classic drama A View from the Bridge is a classic play, a co-production between York Theatre Royal and Royal & Derngate Northampton.
In 1950s New York respected longshoreman Eddie Carbone lives a life of seeming stability with his wife and niece in a tight knit, immigrant community bound by moral codes of justice and honour. The surprise arrival of his wife’s Sicilian cousins unravels all that they have built together as the young men search out work, wealth and love.
Directed by Juliet Foster, whose recent productions include Sense and Sensibility (York Theatre Royal, Theatre By the Lake), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York) and Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Blenheim).
She says of A View from the Bridge: “It is arguably one of the best plays ever written, an extraordinary text and a brilliant, unforgettable experience for an audience. It’s a play that I love.”
The play is set in 1950s Brooklyn so how relevant is it today? “Look at the kind of climate we’re in in this country – and across the world really – of shifting attitudes and antagonism towards immigration, particularly the idea of economic immigration. It should be a basic human right that we can move to where there is work so we can feed our family.
“It’s a really strong theme in the play even though it’s the back story to the central story of what happens to Eddie Carbone. It also raises lots of questions around different models of masculinity and that is also something that feels very current to our world.
View from the Bridge is at York Theatre Royal 20 Sept – 12 Oct Evenings 7.30pm Matinees 2pm 26 Sept, 3 & 10 Oct; 2.30pm 28 Sept, 5 & 12 Oct.
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