Steve Bastoni (Wentworth) and Daniela Farinacci (Glitch) will star as Eddie and Beatrice Carbone in Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece A View from the Bridge alongside Marco Chiappi (The Father), Simon Maiden (Glitch), Zoe Terakes (A Doll’s House, Part 2), Damian Walshe-Howling (Janet King) and newcomer Andrew Coshan, when it opens on Thursday 14 March at Southbank Theatre.
Directed by Iain Sinclair, A View from the Bridge confronts the American dream in this stripped-back, muscular drama that simmers with tension and erupts with passion. Set in 1950s Brooklyn, its themes of family, loyalty, immigration and justice take on new relevance as we continue to grapple with these abiding moral ambiguities in the world today.
Iain Sinclair said, ‘A View From The Bridge is Arthur Miller at the top of his game. Visceral, lean, gut-wrenching, compelling and devastating. We call ourselves modern and civilised now but Miller's masterpiece reveals that we are all bound by the same ancient codes, the same unspeakable passions and the same unsolvable mysteries that have been with us since the discovery of fire.’
Brooklyn dockworker Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice agree to take in two Sicilian relatives, illegal immigrants trying to find work. Hardworking Marco is sending money home to his wife and sick children. Rodolpho is chasing the American dream, but he finds being different makes him an outsider. When Rodolpho falls for Eddie’s beautiful niece, the protective uncle must confront his own feelings as his jealous mistrust threatens to expose an unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
Iain Sinclair previously directed for MTC The Beast by Eddie Perfect. For Sydney Theatre Company, Mojo by Jez Butterworth, Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca (translation by Iain Sinclair), Our Town by Thornton Wilder. For Queensland Theatre, Brisbane by Matthew Ryan. For Belvoir, The Seed by Kate Mulvany, Killer Joe by Tracey Letts, Beyond the Neck by Tom Holloway, My Arm by Tim Crouch. For the Eternity Theatre, All My Sons by Arthur Miller and for NIDA, Lost Illusions by Alana Valentine. Iain has been Assistant Director to Max Stafford Clark and Cate Blanchett and holds a Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College London. He is currently Head of Acting at 16th Street Actor's Studio.
Cast Steve Bastoni, Marco Chiappi, Andrew Coshan, Daniela Farinacci, Simon Maiden, Zoe Terakes, Damian Walshe-Howling
9 March – 18 April
Thursday 14 March
Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
03 8688 0800
‘Resonates powerfully. Emotionally intense. Unmissable.’
‘I haven't experienced a more gripping night in a theatre this year.’
Published on 11 February 2019