BWW Interviews: Tony Winner Brid Brennan On ALL MY SONS!

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BWW Interviews: Tony Winner Brid Brennan On ALL MY SONS!

Brid Brennan's about to make her debut at the Open Air Theatre in All My Sons, and unsurprisingly she's looking forward to it.

She's worked outside at the Globe before, but Regent's Park is an entirely different matter.

"The Globe - you're enclosed and sheltered by that beautiful building. This is completely new to me, to be playing in amongst the trees. When I've seen stuff here, it's been just gorgeous, and quite magical."

She thinks the outdoor setting will be particularly appropriate for Arthur Miller's play - "The timeline - it's morning when we start, and then we end in deepest night" - which she describes as "an examination of human frailty and moral dilemmas". All My Sons is his critique of the post-war American dream - a tale of a man who avoided financial ruin by shipping flawed aircraft parts to the military, which led to scores of deaths, and then blamed his business partner for the decision.

Rehearsals have been hard work.

"It's been very intense - it's such a powerful play, so complex, and so emotional. It's the sort of play that invades and colonises your dreams - it's very hard to shake it off. I normally like to say I leave work in the rehearsal room, but it does stick to you and follow you home.

"But that's what's so powerful about Miller - he makes you think and feel. He does both."

All My Sons opens for previews this week at the Open Air Theatre.

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Carrie Dunn Carrie is the UK editor-in-chief for BroadwayWorld. After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.


 

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