The Price Tickets
Starring: Brendan Coyle, David Suchet
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The Price – Arthur Miller's classic play
Welcome to Jonathan Church’s 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s The Price. The play enjoyed a sell-out run in Bath in early summer 2018 and now it's set to transfer to the West End, starring David Suchet and Brendan Coyle.
The story? Meet two alienated brothers, Victor and Walter Franz. Victor is a policeman on the verge of retirement. Walter is a successful surgeon. It is almost twenty years since they last hooked up. Now their dad has died and they're meeting to sell off some family furniture. After the Great Depression, Victor had given up going to university to support his father. His wife Esther and brother Walter, plus the wily antique dealer Gregory Solomon, all have their own agenda when the brothers meet again. But it's time for Victor to face the sacrifice he made all those years ago, and deal with his feelings about it.
In 1971 The Price was adapted for TV, from a script by Miller. Broadcast as part of the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame series in the USA, David Burns played Mr. Solomon, Colleen Dewhurst played Mrs. Franz, George C. Scott played Victor Franz, and Barry Sullivan played Walter Franz.
The smash hit TV show was nominated for four Emmies including Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Scott, and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama for Burns, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program, for the director Fielder Cook, and Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy for David Susskind, the producer. Scott and Cook each won their nominated Emmies.
Your venue is the magnificent Wyndham’s Theatre and the show plays from 5th February to 27th April 2019. Suchet and Coyle are joined by Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart, both of whom also reprise their roles from the Bath production. And set designer Simon Higlett has created the most remarkable attic setting stuffed with dangling period furniture, the ultimate in claustrophobia. This really is a classic you won't want to miss, an extremely clever play written by an extremely clever man, played by a collection of extremely talented actors.
Who is this show for?
Arthur Miller wrote adult plays with adult themes. This wonderful play isn't suitable for children.
What to expect:Acting
based on 51 reviews
The Price Was Excellent
I booked The Price to see David Suchet live on stage and I was very impressed with the play. A fantastic way to spend my Saturday night. Mr Suchet was superb.
Wendy London Box Office customer
Deep, meaningful and powerful!
Liv London Box Office customer
The Price was an amazing story acted brilliantly by the cast. It gripped you from the outset. The actors were all superb and conveyed the change of moods well. Thoroughly recommend this,
Joan London Box Office customer
Roy London Box Office customer
A key into the deceptively difficult family relationships
Maria Antonietta London Box Office customer
Kiran London Box Office customer
A virtuoso performance.
Terrific show - amazing acting.
Philip London Box Office customer
Worth going just for David Suchet
Arthur Miller is good value. The twists and turns of the two brothers' backstory in the second act became a little drawn-out, especially with the wife of one brother still on stage having little to say or do except emote. But it's still a good play. The stage always lit up when David Suchet came in and I would recommend going just for him alone, but he was just the best of a good cast, including the excellent stand-in at the performance I saw.
Stephen London Box Office customer
A good play with excellent performances from the cast of four. Naturally David was outstanding. Difficult to rate music 🎵 when it wasn’t a musical.
Paula London Box Office customer
A thoughtful and provoking storyline. Wonderful performances from all of the cast . A delight from start to end .
Sally London Box Office customer
This brilliant play dissects family relationships is surprising and chilling ways. It’s brilliantly constructed and written, and Miller really gets under the skin of the two main protagonists. All the acting is superb but I must say that for vocal production David Suchet give a masterclass. I was in the balcony and have a slight hearing impairment, and yet I could hear every syllable he uttered. His wonderful vocal range and superb characterisation add real quality and delight to this serious play.
Camilla London Box Office customer
Sion Lloyd, the understudy for Brendan Coyle was absolutely outstanding...! Played the role with the confidence and nuance of a true professional.
Jamie London Box Office customer
One of Arthur Miller’s best plays.
Linda London Box Office customer
Marta London Box Office customer
Twist in the tale
Sterling performance from all the actors with a mix of comedy and soul searching
Barbara London Box Office customer
A classic play, brilliantly well done
David London Box Office customer
Entertaining and thought provoking
Christian London Box Office customer
David Suchet excels
Very good, would have been excellent had it been twenty minutes shorter.
Keith London Box Office customer
A wonderful play by a great playwright. It shows how family relationships and resentments are fostered by protagonists' subjective memories, interpretations and self justification. Great acting.
simon London Box Office customer
Margaret London Box Office customer
Brilkiant and moving
Just mesmerising theatre! Suchet and the cast embrace Arthur Miller’s wonderful play about lost dreams, family feuds and human decency with terrific performances. It has always been one of the great American plays but this cast serves it extraordinarily well. A must see.
Nina London Box Office customer
Simply SUPERB! The whole left me speechless, acting out of this world, just AMAZING!!
Joyce London Box Office customer
Less is sometimes more
David Suchet was excellent. Every time he walked on the scene, the play became vivid. There were passages which were unnecessary long. If the play was 15-25 minutes shorter, it would be just fine.
Mario London Box Office customer
A seldom-performed Arthur Miller, brilliantly done
Sally London Box Office customer
Fantastic show , thought provoking
Definitely worth the 6 hour round trip to see! I left the theatre reflecting on desisions I had taken in my own life and the assumptions they may have been based on. So definitely a thought provoking afternoon. The acting was great. Brendon Cole particularly, as his performance was nuanced and held the audience.Adrian Lukis was a little too shouty for me and his character seem less believable as a result. David Suchet was of course fantastic!
Lindsay London Box Office customer
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Pawel London Box Office customer
David Suchet was excellent - each time he came on, the level of acting was raised!
siobain London Box Office customer
Stunning production , magnificent actors , an incredible evening that you can’t stop thinking about long after! There are times when you just can’t breathe! David Suchet is sublime and can play any role! The public are so lucky to see such fine acting by this brilliant Quartet! Run, don’t walk before these precious weeks are over! Bravo to one and all!
Dottie London Box Office customer
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L London Box Office customer
Davis Suchet is excellent. As a whole it is not Arthur Millers best work but it caused quite a bit of after show discussion which is always a good sign!
Mark London Box Office customer
An absorbing play
Very interesting play with the relationships between the 4 actors evolving as the play progressed
Michael London Box Office customer
David Suchet on the stage. He is amazing!
Vojtěch London Box Office customer
David Suchet is awesome!
Booked the show because David Suchet was in it. However the complete cast were amazing. Really glad I went to see it. Mr Suchet really makes it though.
John London Box Office customer
Isabel London Box Office customer
A reflection on the complexities of sibling relationships and family inheritance.
Excellent acting and wonderful script so relevant to many modern families
sheila London Box Office customer
preferably for older people
I went wth my daughter and i think it is for an older audience. the play was very well acted, Vic was extremely good. David Suchet played the part extremely well.
clair London Box Office customer
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- Year built: 1899