“Death of a Salesman” Royal Shakespeare Company
It’s been a long time since I was last at the Theatre to see a good old-fashioned play. The last one I saw was “The Steamie”
After 34 years loyal service, ageing Salesman Willy Loman played by Anthony Sher, finds he has been reduced to working on commission.
The man who has always prided himself on being “well liked” finds himself all washed up without any buyers who remember him. As his mental state begins to deteriorate Willy retreats into his memories which are presented to the audience as part of the play.
Harriet Walter is superb as Willy’s loyal wife Linda I found the famous ‘attention must be paid’ speech particularly captivating. Alex Hassell beautifully captures Biff’s distress at his failings to live up to his father’s unrealistic expectations while Sam Marks provides good support as philandering younger brother Happy.
I seen Death of a Salesman back in the 1990s at Mold Theatre in North Wales and would most definitely go see it again. Ten out of Ten from me.
Expectations while Sam Marks provides good support as philandering younger brother Happy.