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A View from a Bridge in West End transfer

Mark Strong
Mark Strong
Photo by Uli Weber

Mark Strong will lead the cast as Eddie Carbone in the West End transfer of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.  Public booking opens 17th November 2014 for Ivo Van Hove’s Young Vic production.  It will open at Wyndham’s Theatre on 16th February 2015 with previews from 11th February 2015 and play for a strictly limited eight week season to 11th April 2015.  Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, A View from the Bridge opened at the Young Vic in April where the production enjoyed an extended sell-out run.

Strong is joined by fellow original cast members Emun Elliott as Marco, Phoebe Fox as Catherine, Michael Gould as Alfieri, Luke Norris as Rodolpho and Nicola Walker as Beatrice.  Design and lighting is by Jan Versweyveld with costumes designs by An D’Huys.

In keeping with the Young Vic’s commitment to accessible pricing, at each performance of A View from the Bridge at Wyndham’s Theatre there will be £10 seats for Under 26s plus over 50 tickets at under £20 for every weekday performance.

Young Vic Artistic Director David Lan said:  “Our Young Vic audiences were in no doubt that this is truly the production of a lifetime. I am thrilled so many more people will share this exceptional experience.  We’re delighted to be playing in the West End for the third year in a row, welcoming new audiences to the style and ambition of the Young Vic.

A View from a Bridge Phoebe Fox (Catherine), Mark Strong (Eddie) and
Phoebe Fox (Catherine), Mark Strong (Eddie) and Nicola Walker (Beatrice) in A View from the Bridge.
Photo credit Jan Versweyveld

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.

Mark Strong’s extensive theatre work includes Sam Mendes’ production of Twelfth Night at the Donmar Warehouse in 2002, performed in repertory with Uncle Vanya, David Thacker’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Patrick Marber’s Closer and Peter Gill’s production of Speed-the-Plow. Strong has also worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.  His many television credits include Our Friends in the North, The Long Firm, The Buddha of Suburbia and two seasons of Prime Suspect.  On film his credits include Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Rowan Joffe’s Before I Go to Sleep as well as Closer to the Moon, Mindscape, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Young Victoria, Syriana and Zero Dark Thirty.  He has enjoyed notable collaborations with directors Guy Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, RocknRolla and Revolver, Ridley Scott on Robin Hood and Body of Lies and Matthew Vaughn on Kick-Ass, Stardust and the upcoming release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, he will also be seen in Mark Elijah Rosenberg’s Ad Inexplorata due for release next year.

Nicola Walker won an Olivier Award for her performance in the National Theatre’s highly acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  Her other theatre credits include Season’s Greetings, Gethsemane, Tales from the Vienna Woods and Edmond all also for the National Theatre, Mrs Klein and Cloud Nine for the Almeida, Relocated, Fresh Kills, Sweetheart all for the Royal Court and A Lie of the Mind and Passion Play for the Donmar Warehouse.   Walker has played numerous roles on television including the character of Ruth Evershed in the hit spy drama Spooks and more recently audiences have seen her in the BBC’s primetime drama Last Tango in Halifax.

Phoebe Fox played Cordelia in Michael Attenborough’s production of King Lear at the Almeida and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 2011 for her performance in As You Like It at the Rose Kingston.  Her other theatre credits include The Acid Test for the Royal Court and There is a War for the National Theatre.  On television Fox has been seen in A Poet in New York, The Musketeers and New Tricks all for the BBC, Coming Up and Black Mirror for Channel 4 and Switch for ITV, she will also be seen in the upcoming BBC drama Life in Squares. Her film credits include One Day, War Book as well as Eye In the Sky and The Woman In Black: Angel of Death, both due for release next year.

Ivo van Hove has been General Director of the Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001 where his productions include Mary Stuart, The Fountainhead, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Scenes from a Marriage, The Miser, Husbands, Children of the Sun, And We’ll Never Be Parted, Theorem, Summer Trilogy, Antonioni Project, Cries and Whispers, The Human Voice, Rocco and his Brothers, Angels in America and Roman Tragedies.  His other theatre directing credits include Strange Interlude and Ludwig II for Munich Kammerspiele, Edward II and The Misanthrope for the Schaubühne Berlin, Scenes from a Marriage, The Little Foxes, Hedda Gabler and A Streetcar Named Desire for New York Theatre Workshop, The Lady of Camellias for Schauspielhaus Hamburg and The Miser for Staatstheater Stuttgart.  In March next year he will direct Antigone at the Barbican.  He has also directed for film, television and opera.

Following the Young Vic’s award-winning production of A Doll’s House starring Hattie Morahan which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2013, A View from the Bridge is produced in the West End by the Young Vic.  The critically acclaimed production of The Scottsboro Boys, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, ran at the Young Vic in 2013 and continues at the Garrick Theatre to 21 February 2015.

LISTINGS INFORMATION      
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
11 February – 11 April 2015
Monday 16 February at 7.00pm
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees 2.45pm
First Wednesday matinee 18 February 2015
First Saturday matinee 21 February 2015
Running time:  1 hour 55 minutes
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