David Suchet will be revisiting the work of Arthur Miller after his legendary award-winning performance in All My Sons. He is joined by Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Adrian Lukis, and Sara Stewart.
This 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s richly affecting play, much alike his better known works, portrays his preoccupation with the pleasures and perils of the American Dream. Now transferring from a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, where it was hugely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
‘David Suchet steals the show in Miller’s masterpiece…a blissfully comic creation. The Price now emerges in Jonathan Church’s superbly acted production as one of Miller’s best plays’ - The Guardian - 4 Stars.
Two brothers , Victor and Walter Franz, one a New York cop nearing retirement, the other a successful surgeon, meet for the first time in sixteen years to sell their family furniture stored in the attic of a condemned New York brownstone. Revelation follows revelation, as each brother realises the price they have paid for heart breaking decisions made decades earlier.
Overseeing the psychological battlefield is the wily veteran appraiser, Gregory Solomon , who has his own demons to conquer as well as securing the best possible price for the Franz family possessions.
The acting in the play was superb, however the story line was slow to get going and then too much shouting and not uplifting or comical, despite David Suchet remarkable acting.
Cast amazing, venue glorious, script (Arthur Miller) showing its age.
Taut, engaging performance. Walter's articulation of the text not as clear as the others.
I love David Suchet, I went to see the show because of him, and without him it would be a zero star review. Bad acting, the script was delivered in a dry, (very) dragged out manner and I (and others with me) could not connect with the characters. DS was very special and I am happy I saw him live, but I am disappointed at the show overall.
What an amazing evening, and absolutely delighted with the performance of the understudy for Brendan Coyle, (Although I was very disappointed not to see Brendan in the part.)He was brilliant, as were the other three people in the cast, and of course, in particular, David Suchet.
Fabulous play wonderfully acted. Mr suchet was but one of 4 stars that made the show and left you thinking what am I doing with my life and why
Brilliant performance by the 4 cast members. Pity we had to be lectured by the wonderful Suchet to give to a particular Charity - don’t need to be told by an actor what we should be doing with our money. I’ll make up my own mind about my donations, thank you Mr Suchet. You were fab on that stage, though!
Everyone in the cast were fabulous. Brendan Coyle was amazing in his demeanor And NYC accent. Spot on! Good to see the amazing Suchet in rare form.
Absolutely brilliant acting and after seeing this Play twice and watching David Suchet’s mesmerising performance I am spellbound.
Why is David Suchet made to break the spell of flawless performances and timeless themes by urging the audience to give to charity after curtain calls?
Brilliant. Wonderful performance by all four actors.
I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this show. All performances were excellent including the Brendan Coyle understudy!
The play was a little slow for my wife but I thoroughly enjoyed it, a good story of a dysfunctional family that lots of people can relate to
Hard to believe it was all on the same set , kept my attention the whole way through . Acting as it should be . Any body interested in acting should go to see this play by these actors .
This was an excellent production.
Fantastic show. The theatre was beautiful and the production was excellent. The only shame was that Brendan Coyle wasn’t able to be there and hasn’t for some weeks.
Great play, great experience.
It is perhaps one of Millers lesser known plays but it deals with issues which are relevant to present day as it did to the time when he first wrote the play. A play like this only works well when all the main actors really engage with each other.As the strands of the relationships were unwound the questions were asked and we were left to ponder on the real value of people and their lives,not the worthless possessions they hoarded. There was a dark humour which I am sure the audience appreciated and hopefully made them reflect upon what they should really value and treasure. Well staged , intelligently acted and a performance that will stay with the audience after the curtain came down.
David Suchet's performance made the show but the rest of the cast was strong and the understudy who performed the day I attended the play was excellent. The first act seemed a little slow until the antique dealer (Suchet) arrived.
An extremely good play. David Suchet fantastic.
Well acted understudy excellent.
I enjoyed the play on 20th of March for the complete involvement of the entire team. Of course David Suchet was the favorite but the entire team was brilliant! Well done and hope to play more and not only until April 2019 because it will be such a shame!
Top Arthur Miller. Cast excellent.
Held my attention from the start. Superb acting all round.
We were impressed by all the cast. The performance we saw had an understudy taking Brendan Doyles role but without being told we would never have known, he was flawless. The whole cast were fantastic and it is such a good play. A great night at the theatre.
An excellent play spoilt by the restricted view.
Kept my attention... Acting good and believable.. David suchet Magic...
Really enjoyed The Price all the actors were amazing . But David Suchet made the play amusing and heart warming. 10 out of 10
Amazing performance from all actors but in particular from David Suchet Fantastic play and has some much reverence to our lives I absolutely love everything what Arthur Miller has written
What a great play...very humorous yet moving and relevant 50 years on. Cast gave brilliant performances. Suchet and Cole were particularly marvellous and deserved their standing ovation from very appreciative audience. Highly recommended.
Marvellious evenings théâtre the time simply flies pas leaving you with lots of things to mull over. Are the life choices we make inevitable? Are we honest with ourselves about our decisions? David Suchet is brilliant as usual but let’s hear it to for Brendan Coyle whose troubled affectionate performance is a tour de force
An exceptionally powerful production, full of heart and soul. David Suchet is, without a doubt, one of the greatest performers of our time, and this play showcases it all. He left me in tears even before the intermission. Absolutely amazing. I left feeling like this play will change my life one way or another; I have so much to take away with me. Well-deserved standing ovation to all the cast and crew. Loved every minute!
Simply the best.
Great set. Fabulous acting. We were at the very back of the balcony and could hear everything.
Well put together. Funny and thought provoking.
Wow! Truly wonderful performances all round. Loved the scenery - just perfect! The cast of 4 were equally fabulous and I couldn’t choose a favourite. It’s a long play but holds your attention throughout with a perfectly timed interval! Booked seats with slightly restricted view so at times couldn’t see the actors but didn’t detract too much.
They really don't come any better thought provoking and also humerous don't miss one of the best.
Excellent casting and you can't beat Miller for studies into family interactions. The only slight flaw with this production is that the cast didn't always project their voices, particularly in the second half and we in the upper seats were straining at times to hear what was being said.
Absolutely riveting. Wonderful acting, superb staging, unmmisable performances.
Very enjoyable, however I would have liked to see more of David Suchet - the middle section went on and on a bit while he was having a lie down!!!!
Outstanding performances from the four-hand cast. Suchet is masterful in his characterisation and comedic timing; Boyle impeccable in his body language and delivery as the undertrodden cop; Lukis delivers strongly the confident highflying astranged brother, and Stewart plays up nicely the frustrated aspirational materially-driven wife. If anything the Bronx accents are not absolutely always spot-on, but this can be forgiven. Great set and direction. Not to be missed!
The play was fabulous, we really enjoyed it. A wonderful play beautifully acted. However to pay £81 for £65 tickets booked on the internet left a sour taste.
Brilliant play! Loved it!
Outstanding play. The cast were brilliant in conveying the humour, emotions and missed opportunities of Arthur Miller's creation. If you get the chance - go and see it!
Excellent performances by all 4 actors. Thought provoking and funny. A beautiful theatre. We sat in balcony area. Still had a good view although very steep. The only problem was it was far too hot and this made me very uncomfortable and reduced my enjoyment. Needed to improve air conditioning please.
David Suchet is a master of his craft! He steals the show everytime he appears on stage. A great play with a strong all round cast that makes you question everyone’s motives.
Fantastic seats and performance.
When is it showing
Freephone Access Line on 0344 482 5137
32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA
No exchanges or refunds after booking.
2 hrs 40 incl interval
Good To Know
The show includes the use of real cigars.
How Does It Work
Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance.
Suitable For Children
14+ The show includes the use of real cigars.
When Can I Go
Tuesday 5 February 2019 - Saturday 27 April 2019
Monday to Saturday: 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday: 2.00pm
Where Do I Go
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA
Take an immediate left down Duncannon Street and then turn right up St Martins Place. Continue past the Garrick Theatre as the road turns into Charing Cross Road. The theatre is next to Leicester Square tube station.