The price of family and furniture

BATH Theatre Royal’s exciting summer season continues with a 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s The Price, starring David Suchet and Brendan Coyle, on stage from Thursday 9th to Satur­day 25th August.

Directed by Jonathan Church, Miller’s riveting drama is the story of Gregory Solomon, a silver-tongued used furniture dealer, and his visit to a Manhattan brownstone which was the childhood home of brothers Victor and Walter Franz. Victor is now a New York cop and  Walter a successful surgeon.  They have not spoken for 16 years. Expecting to close the deal on a straightforward financial transaction, Solomon hasn’t counted on the brothers being there to confront each other.

David Suchet stars as Gregory Solomon, with Brendan Coyle as Victor Franz. Adrian Lukis as Walter Franz and Sara Stewart as Victor’s wife Esther.

Jonathan Church, artistic director of the Theatre Royal’s Summer Seasons, has been known in the region since his unforgettable tenure at Salisbury Play­house, and, more recently, his time at Chichester Festival Theatre. He directs The Price hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed  production of An Ideal Husband, on in Bath until Saturday 4th August.

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Rehearsal photographs by Nobby Clark