All My Sons at Curve Theatre
Year two of Leicester Theatre Trust’s home-produced work kicks-off at Curve with Arthur Miller’s spell-binding tale of love, betrayal and family drama in small-town America. From 8 October till 14 November 2009 Leicester Theatre Trust presents All My Sons directed by Walter Meierjohann, cast includes Phil Cheadle, Lisa Jackson, Diana Kent and Ian Redford.
All My Sons centres on the Keller family and the community they live in just as America’s heroes are returning home from the Second World War. It explores the chances a man will take for his family in pursuit of the American Dream when war, desperation and loss have driven the stakes impossibly high.
The Cast includes Phil Cheadle, Lisa Jackson, Diana Kent and Ian Redford. Cheadle’s recent stage credits include MRS AFFLECK (National Theatre); FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (ETT) and IF I WERE YOU (Library Theatre). Jackson’s recent work on stage includes TIME AND CONWAYS (National Theatre); 39 STEPS (West Yorkshire Playhouse); and MAJOR BARBARA (Royal Exchange). Kent most recently played Mrs. Mullins in CAROUSEL (Savoy Theatre); other work includes CALIGULA (Donmar Warehouse); and on film, Simon Pegg’s HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE. Redford is a veteran of stage and screen. He is perhaps most recognisable from his time as Keith Appleyard on CORONATION STREET. His extensive stage credits include work for Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, RSC, and The Royal Court among others.
Director Walter Meierjohann is International Associate Director at the Young Vic Theatre. His most recent show for the Young Vic, KAFKA’S MONKEY, won acclaim in London and on international tour. His other work there includes IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER. Walter was Artistic Director of NEUBAU for two years – part of the State Theatre of Dresden in Germany and continues to direct for them regularly. He is re-united with colleagues from KAFKA’S MONKEY – set designer Steffi Wurster and lighting designer Mike Gunning. Sound is designed by Fergus O’Hare and costume by Jean-Marc Puissant.
The autumn season of work produced by Leicester Theatre Trust continues with the Hampstead Theatre co-production of THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE (21 October – 14 November 2009) and PETER PAN A MUSICAL (3 December 2009 – 23 January 2010).