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Incident At Vichy

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Arthur Miller's forgotten masterpiece about Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France burns with a terrifying topical intensity. A haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil - and the shared humanity that might overcome it.
Incident at Vichy at King's Head Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Phil Willmott

Author:
Arthur Miller

Production:

Music:
Theo Holloway

Running time: 1 hr 25 mins

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


Incident at Vichy premiered on Broadway at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre in December 1964, directed by Harold Clurman.


The New York Times called it “One of the most important plays of our time … Incident at Vichy returns the theater to greatness.”


It was last seen professionally in London in January 1966 at the Phoenix Theatre.


After a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, Phil Willmott's new production of Arthur Miller's play transfers to the King's Head Theatre.


ActDrop's Peter Brown reviewed this production at the beginning of its run at the Finborough Theatre.


He said:


"Arthur Miller's cautionary play still bristles with unsettling, yet compelling relevance, producing an engrossing and unmissable evening's drama".


Synopsis


“Jews are not a race, you know.


They can look like anybody.”


The first professional London production in over 50 years.


Arthur Miller’s largely forgotten masterpiece about Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France burns with a terrifying topical intensity.


In the detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, eight men have been picked up for questioning but none are told why they are held, or when they can leave.


At first, their hopeful guess is that only their identity papers will be checked - but as each man is removed for interrogation, some are set free, some are never seen again, and the stakes rise for those who remain …


A haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil - and the shared humanity that might overcome it.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Box office tel: 0207 478 0160

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 7 June 2017

Press night:Friday 9 June 2017

Closes:Sunday 25 June 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-15pm

Sunday - 2-15pm


Tickets


Standard:
£10 to £25

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Cast


Lebeau, a Painter - Lawrence Boothman

Major - James Boyd

Gypsy - Andro Crespo

Boy - Daniel Dowling

Old Jew - Jeremy Gagan

Professor Hoffman - Timothy Harker

Von Berg, a Prince - Edward Killingback

Marchand and Police Captain - Christopher Laishley

Bayard, an electrician - Brendan O'Rourke

Waiter - Michael Skellern

Monceau, an actor - PK Taylor

Leduc - Henry Wyrley-Birch


Creatives


Director: Phil Willmott
Designer: Georgia de Grey (original designer)
Costume designer: Penn O'Gara
Lighting: Robbie Butler
Sound: Theo Holloway

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