All My Sons will open Queen’s Theatre Hornchuch’s spring seasons. The production is a revival of Arthur Miller’s moving and powerful landmark drama. Directed by Douglas Rintoul, All My Sons will play at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from February 10th to March 5th before playing at the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich from 8 to 12 March.
The casting includes David Hounslow as Joe and Eve Matheson as Kate. They will be joined by David Bonnick Jr, Oliver Hembrough, Nathan Ives-Moiba, Nathasha Lewis, Tilly-Mae MIllbrook, Graeme Rooney and Kibong Tanji.
Set in 1947, the masterpiece, bases on a true story, tells the story of successful businessman Joe Keller and his wife Kate who are living the American dream in their idyllic suburban neighbourhood. Summer wedding plans are afoot for their son and his fiancée. Shadows of the war are slowly fading. But nothing lasts forever. And a familiar visitor arrives to unbury secrets from the past, which will tear their lives apart…
All My Sons will be directed by Douglas Rintoul (Macbeth, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), designed by Amy Jane Cook (Jelly Fish, The National Theatre), with lighting design by Stephen Pemble (Neville’s Island, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), sound design by Helen Atkinson (Grief is the Thing with Feathers, The Barbican, St Ann’s Warehouse, US), accent coaching by Joel Trill (A Taste of Honey, Trafalgar Studios), and intimacy and fight direction by Haruka Kuroda (The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, Park Theatre).
About the show, director Douglas Rintoul said :
“We are delighted to kick off the year as we mean to go on, bringing world-class drama to the stage at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. This will be the first production of Miller’s masterpiece at the Theatre since 1959. It holds a particular significance as we move into 2022. Miller gives us a beautiful family drama full of ordinary people that we recognise and fall in love with. He grabs our hearts and then unashamedly forces us to experience the cost of their individualism, and its impact on their morality, interpersonal relationships and more importantly their wider world. It hits us in the guts. Against our contemporary context of division, post-truth, climate change and the pandemic, this play speaks to us more than ever, asking us to look at the values and beliefs we hold about our own lives and the world around us”.
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