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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.
"Arthur Miller's cautionary play still bristles with unsettling, yet compelling relevance, producing an engrossing and unmissable evening's drama".
“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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London N1 1QN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm
Friday ‑ 7‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm
Saturday - 2-15pm
Sunday - 2-15pm
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
Author: Arthur Miller
Composer: Theo Holloway
Director: Phil Willmott
Designer: Georgia de Grey (original designer)
Costume designer: Penn O'Gara
Lighting: Robbie Butler
Sound: Theo Holloway
Production: The King's Head Theatre, Anita Creed Productions for The Phil Willmott Company