Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.
Eddie is a docker, and proud of it. He is a man who keeps his word. He has fought, his whole life, to keep his promise of bringing up Catherine, the niece of his wife Beatrice, and to guarantee a bright future for the young orphan. For years now, he has been bleeding himself dry in order to watch over her. Though perhaps a little over jealously. Eddie fails to see that she has become a woman. But what he does see, all too well, are the sideways glances that men now give her. For Eddie, the succession of days has remained, up until now, suspended in an eternal present. Everybody kept their unchanging places, adults played their role as adults and children did not grow up. As yet, nothing has troubled his near-paternal love. But this has not stopped Katie from coming of age, and from starting to dress in a way designed to please. And the moment when it will be her turn to experience the first tinges of desire is just around the corner…