Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan Join ALL MY SONS at The Old Vic
According to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will join Academy Award-winner Sally Field and actor Bill Pullman on stage in Arthur Miller's modern classic All My Sons, in Headlong Theatre's production at the Old Vic Theatre.
'You don't realize how people can hate, Chris, they can hate so much they'll tear the world to pieces...'
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Suitable for ages 11+.
Sally Field's career has spanned over five decades, she is a two-time Academy Award and a three-time Emmy Award winner. Sally made her Broadway debut in 2002 in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and in 2004 received rave reviews for her role as Amanda in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie (The Kennedy Center). In 2017, she revisited the role on Broadway, directed by Sam Gold, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Her extensive film credits include Places in the Heart (Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress); Norma Rae (Academy Award, Golden Globe, New York Film Critics Circle Award, National Board of Review Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, National Society of Film Critics honour and Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress); Lincoln (New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress); Smokey and the Bandit, Absence of Malice, Kiss Me Goodbye, Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump, An Eye for An Eye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Soapdish, Not Without My Daughter, The End, Hooper, Stay Hungry and Hello, My Name is Doris. She starred in both Punchline and Murphy's Romance, which were produced by her Production Company, Fogwood Films. On television Sally began her career in 1964 in the series Gidget and went on the star in The Flying Nun in 1967. She has received Emmy Awards for her title role in the series Sybil and for her performance in ER. She played Nora Walker in the ABC series Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2011 receiving an Emmy Award, a screen Actors Guild Award and two Golden Globe nominations. In 2012, Sally was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2015 she was honoured by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010. Sally's highly anticipated memoir, In Pieces, will be published in September.
Bill Pullman has established himself amongst Hollywood's most well-respected actors, amassing a career that has spanned decades and seen him working amongst the industry's top names in film, television and stage. He starred in the 2001 Broadway production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, which won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play and 2003 Pulitzer for Drama, and for which he was nominated for the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play. He also starred in Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry (Second Stage Theater, New York) for which he was nominated for the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play. He starred opposite Julia Stiles in the 2009 Broadway production of David Mamet's Oleanna. In 2017, Bill starred in a wide array of film projects including Battle of the Sexes alongside Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, LBJ opposite Woody Harrelson, The Ballad of the Lefty Brown and Walking Out. He will next be seen starring opposite Anjelica Huston in Trouble, Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2, opposite Christian Bale in Backseat, and as the lead of the indie Cold War drama, The Coldest Game. Other film credits include Independence Day, Spaceballs, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Equalizer, Surveillance, The Cove, Bottle Shock, Scary Movie 4, The Grudge, While You Were Sleeping, The Last Seduction, Mr. Jones, Malice, Sleepless in Seattle, A League Of Their Own, Newsies, Ruthless People and Lost Highway. Bill is currently in production on the second season of the hit USA television show, The Sinner, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Critics Choice Award. Additional television credits include 1600 Penn, Torchwood and Revelations.
Jeremy Herrin is Artistic Director of Headlong. His directing credits for Headlong include Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre); People, Places and Things (National Theatre/West End/UK Tour/New York); This House (National Theatre/West End/UK Tour), Common (National Theatre); The House They Grew Up In (Chichester Festival Theatre); Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic/Theatr Clwyd/Rose Theatre Kingston); The Nether (Royal Court / West End); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (UK Tour) and The Absence of War (UK Tour). Other directing credits include the world premiere of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in two parts (RSC/West End/Broadway) for which he was nominated for an Olivier and Tony Award for Best Director, That Face (Royal Court/Duke of York's); Tusk Tusk for which he received an Evening Standard Award nomination, No Quarter, Hero and Kin, The Heretic, The Priory, The Vertical Hour (Royal Court); The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre, co-directed with Howard Davies); Noises Off (Broadway); The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre); Another Country (Chichester Festival Theatre /West End); The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe); Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Absent Friends (Harold Pinter Theatre).
Between 2000 and 2008 Jeremy was Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne and was Deputy Artistic Director at the Royal Court from 2009 until 2012.
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop's Ceiling, The American Clock and Playing for Time. Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters' Connections, Resurrection Blues, and Finishing the Picture. Other works include the novel Focus, the screenplay The Misfits, and the texts for In Russia, In the Country, and Chinese Encounters, three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include Timebends: A life. He received many awards in his lifetime, including two Emmy Awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949, for Death of a Salesman.
Headlong is one of the UK's leading theatre companies, dedicated to making exhilarating, risk-taking and provocative new work and collaborating with the most exciting and adventurous theatre artists in the country. Past productions include Labour of Love (West End); People, Places and Things (National Theatre/West End/UK Tour/New York); This House (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour); The House They Grew Up In (Chichester Festival Theatre); Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic/Theatr Clwyd/Rose Theatre Kingston); Pygmalion (UK Tour); 1984 (Almeida Theatre/West End/UK Tour/Broadway/World Tour); The Nether (Royal Court Theatre/West End); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (UK Tour); The Absence of War (UK Tour); The Glass Menagerie (UK Tour); Spring Awakening (UK Tour); Chimerica (Almeida Theatre/West End End); American Psycho (Almeida Theatre/Broadway); Decade (St Katharine's Docks); The Seagull (UK Tour) and ENRON (West End/Broadway).