‘For them the clock would never strike midnight, the dance and the music could never stop…’
The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.
In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family as they navigate the aftermath of an unprecedented financial crisis. The world pulses with a soundtrack fusing 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, creating a backdrop that spans a vast horizon from choking high rises to rural heartlands.
Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism.
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The fabulous on stage seats helped me enjoy #TheAmericanClock @oldvictheatre Imaginative staging and great acting. All 3 Young Lee's shone, especially @fred_haig with his beautiful singing. The musicians were fantastic and I particularly enjoyed the Tapologue from @ewanwardrop— Jenny Wills (@JennyWills7) February 5, 2019Jenny Wills
A treat to discover a lesser-known Arthur Miller play - both epic and domestic, as he does so well - and in a nicely stylised production by @rachelchavkin @oldvictheatre with excellent on-stage band & the brilliant @clarkepeters at its centre.— Anna Brewer (@AnnaBrewerDrama) February 5, 2019Anna Brewer
At the interval for #TheAmericanClock at the @oldvictheatre and it’s the most @rachelchavkin show I’ve ever seen. Such a cool concept triple-casting the family, the music is so suited and it breathes a whole new life into the play. Strong ensemble cast and great design too! pic.twitter.com/s6w2sXeeKa— Kat Largent (@KatLargent) February 5, 2019Kat Largent