In pursuit of the American Dream, Joe Keller, a manufacturer of aircraft parts, makes a decision that has tragic repercussions. An ordinary, decent, hard-working man, he is driven to provide generously for his family. But Joe is in denial. So too is his wife, who in the aftermath of World War II, clings to the belief that their pilot son, Larry, reported lost in action, is still alive.
An apple tree, planted in the garden as a memorial to Larry, is ripped apart in a storm. It marks the moment when the truth about the past can no longer be suppressed and the honesty or guilt of Joe’s actions finally play out.
All My Sons is a moving and powerful landmark drama, the first great play from one
of the finest playwrights of the Twentieth Century.
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Read a blog by the director here
Read a blog by the assistant director here
Performance running times
Act 1: 55 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act 2: 70 minutes
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
(no matinée performance on Thursday 20 February)
Saturday 22 March performances at 1.30pm and 6.30pm
Monday evening, Thursday and Saturday matinées £15 and £14.50.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings £24, £22, £15.
Friday and Saturday evenings £26, £24, £16.50.
First Week Special
On the first Thursday and Friday seats are £15 and £14.50. (no other discounts apply)
Directed by Douglas Rintoul
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Lighting designed by Joshua Carr
Sound designed by Helen Atkinson
Assistant Director Suzy Ward
Paul Brendan Jim Bayliss
Pascale Burgess Sue Bayliss
Adam Burton Chris Keller
Neil Ditt Frank Lubey
Lizzie Lewis Lydia Lubey
Siobhan O'Kelly Ann Deever
Thomas Padden George Deever
Michael Thomas Joe Keller
Jessica Turner Kate Keller
"The Watermill’s skilled cast put in beautifully crafted performances." The Stage
"The technical team, superbly headed by director Douglas Rintoul, excels on Hayley Grindle’s set with Joshua Carr’s lighting together emphasising both the resilience and fragility of the situation."
"Deftly directed by Douglas Rintoul, this timeless classic is a highly accomplished production and is thoroughly recommended." British Theatre Guide
"The ten-strong cast is uniformly superb, but Jessica Turner’s performance as Joe’s wife Kate is outstanding." ***** Oxford Times
"As the storyline develops, Miller peels layers from his complex characters, and in this new Watermill production, director Douglas Rintoul exposes each twist and turn with riveting clarity." Oxford Times
"‘See it human’, Keller begs his family. Douglas Rintoul’s superb production does just that."
Daily Info, Oxford
"There are so many finely nuanced performances in this riveting production; almost every cast member deserves special mention." Daily Info, Oxford
“A story that at first seems straightforward, albeit tinged with tragedy, moves steadily through the gears from intriguing to absorbing to utterly gripping..." The Good Review *****
“This is a production that not only absorbs entertains and moves, it also has the effect of making you reflect on your own life.” The Good Review *****
Read the full Good Review review here
"A lovely production." **** UK Theatre Web
"...the entire show has a credibility that engages the audience fully." UK Theatre Web
"... this production is highly recommended." Newbury Theatre
"I was mesmerised." Newbury Theatre
Read the full Newbury Theatre review here