Oliver Hembrough has been nominated for Supporting Performance in a Play at the Offies Award for his role as Chris Keller in Arthur Miller’s drama All My Sons.
Directed by Douglas Rintoul All My Sons opened 10 Feb to critical acclaim and plays until 05 March at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch until transferring to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 8 – 12 March.
Oliver plays Chris Keller alongside David Hounslow, Eve Matheson, David Bonnick Jr, Nathan Ives-Moiba, Natasha Lewis, Tilly-Mae Millbrook, Graeme Rooney and Kibong Tanji.
“I am delighted by this nomination. My role is a joy to play. He is a true believer in the good in people, even if that causes him to be blind to their failings. He holds up a light of honour and honesty but the world is constantly trying to put it out. He is honest, complicated and full-hearted. It’s a heart wrenching play about secrets and lies, family and the fallibility of human nature”
Director Douglas Rintoul says:
“We are delighted that Oliver a local artist residing in Thurrock has been recognised for this award for his portrayal of Chris which is heart wrenching. He is our moral centrepiece in this drama which gives us insight into a family we can all still recognise over 70 years on”.
“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”