The American Clock

The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.
The American Clock at The Old Vic

Image: The Old Vic


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Old Vic
Started: Monday 4 February 2019
Closed: Saturday 30 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 11+


Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation's unwavering faith in capitalism.


'For them the clock would never strike midnight, the dance and the music could never stop …'

The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.

In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family as they navigate the aftermath of an unprecedented financial crisis.

The world pulses with a soundtrack fusing 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, creating a backdrop that spans a vast horizon from choking high rises to rural heartlands.


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Previews from:Monday 4 February 2019

Press night:Wednesday 13 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 30 March 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


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Amber Aga - Rose 2/Bidder

Paul Bentall - Grandpa/Mr. Howard/Dugan

Greg Bernstein - Swing/Ensemble

Clare Burt - Rose 1/Bidder/Grace

Flora Dawson - Lucille/Swing/Ensemble

Abhin Galeya - Moe 2/Tony/Farmer

James Garnon - Moe 1/Farmer/Sheriff/Kapush

Fred Haig - Lee 1/Sidney/Ralph/Ryan

Jyuddah Jaymes - Lee 3/Joe/Graham

Julie Jupp - Fanny/Bidder

Francesca Mills - Diana/Harriet/Miss Fowler/Doris/Isabel/Lucy/Edie

Taheen Modak - Lee 2/Charley

Christian Patterson - Dr. Rosman/Livermore/Judge Bradley/Matthew R. Bush/Stanislaus

Sule Rimi - Robertson/Taylor/Moe 3

Golda Rosheuvel - Irene/Mrs. Taylor/Rose 3

Abdul Salis - Clarence/Frank/Clayton/Farmer/Isaac Toland

Ewan Wardrop - Durant/Brewster/Quinn/Clayton


Author: Arthur Miller
Composer: Justin Ellington
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Set designer: Chloe Lamford
Costume designer: Rosie Elnile
Musical direction: Jim Henson
Choreography: Ann Yee
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Darron L West

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