The American Clock

'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.

Schedule

Old Vic Theatre

(London, )
(Waterloo) Waterloo Road
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by Rona Kelly - February 15, 2019
Actress Golda Rosheuvel has always loved jazz and swing, sharing that 'Ella Fitzgerald is one of the reasons [she] started singing'. Giving us an insight into the music and magic of theatre, Golda also shares why The American Clock still ticks for every generation, even today.
by Louis Train - February 14, 2019
This new production of Arthur Miller's rarely-produced play, on now at the Old Vic, offers some emotional and aesthetic rewards, but misses more often than it hits.
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2019
The Old Vic today announces that Clarke Peters (The Wire, Five Guys Named Moe) will be joining the cast of Arthur Miller's The American Clock, directed by Rachel Chavkin, to play Robertson / Moe 3 / Taylor in the production until 2 March. He replaces Giles Terera who has had to withdraw from the production due to personal reasons. Sule Rimi (Sweat, Barber Shop Chronicles) takes over the roles from 4 to 30 March.