The Man Who Had All the Luck is Arthur Miller’s rarely performed first produced play. Searchingly philosophical and vehemently political, it intimates much that will take centre stage in his better-known work for decades to come. This revival in Miller’s centenary year will be the second production from renowned theatre company End of Moving Walkway, whose critically acclaimed Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions was nominated for a What’s On Stage Award and two Off West End Awards.
“A man is a jellyfish. The tide goes in and the tide goes out. About what happens to him, a man has very little to say.”
Everything David Beeves touches turns to gold. He has a beautiful home and a loving wife, loyal friends and a thriving business. But as those around him trip and fall, David struggles to understand his fate. What if his Midas touch, like the flip of a coin or the pull of the tide, is nothing more than good luck?
The King’s Head are proud to be presenting this new revival in their 45th anniversary year, and have in recent years staged critical revivals and world premieres of pieces by established playwrights, including Tennessee Williams, Arnold Wesker, Joe Orton and Edward Bond. Friday, April 24th marks the one year anniversary of End of Moving Walkway and Artistic Director Paul Lichtenstern says of the show: “it seems fitting that, in a year where some major theatres have tackled some of Miller’s major plays, our young company has been given the opportunity to explore one of his early, ambitious, and lesser-known works”.
The Man Who Had All the Luck
Playwright Arthur Miller
Director Paul Lichtenstern
Company End of Moving Walkway
Performance Dates September 2nd 2015 – September 26th 2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm
3pm Sunday matinees
3pm Saturday matinees on September 19th and September 26th
Running Time 2 hrs (with interval)
King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN
Ticket Price £19.50 – £25 (Concessions £15 – £18), previews £10
Links Website (endofmovingwalkway.com)
Twitter – @eomwtheatre