A View from the Bridge

by Arthur Miller

9 March — 18 April 2019

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

★★★★★
'You won’t see Miller’s timeless tragedy done much better than this anywhere in the world.'
The Age

Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no interval. Please note, latecomers will not be admitted until 20 minutes into the performance.

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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 finds being different makes him an outsider. When Rodolpho falls for Eddie’s niece Catherine, the protective uncle must confront his own feelings and his jealous mistrust threatens to expose an unspeakable secret.

Arthur Miller’s modern masterpiece A View from the Bridge confronts the American dream in a stripped-back, muscular drama that simmers with tension and explodes with passion. We might be in 1950s Brooklyn, but the themes of family, loyalty, immigration and justice are as relevant for contemporary Australia as ever before.

In the hands of award-winning director Iain Sinclair (The Beast), whose 2017 Sydney staging for Red Line Productions created a chorus of critical acclaim, this brand new production promises to be a riveting and emotionally-charged night at the theatre, featuring Steve Bastoni (Wentworth), Daniela Farinacci (Lantana) and Damian Walshe-Howling (Janet King).

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described Saturday 30 March at 2pm
Tuesday 2 April at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour Prior to the Saturday performance at 1pm

Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 6 April at 2pm
Artwork for Steve Bastoni

Steve Bastoni

Eddie

Artwork for Marco Chiappi

Marco Chiappi

Alfieri

Andrew Coshan

Andrew Coshan

Rodolpho

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Daniela Farinacci

Beatrice

Simon Maiden

Simon Maiden

Louis/Mike/Ensemble

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Zoe Terakes

Catherine

Damian Walshe-Howling

Damian Walshe-Howling

Marco

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Iain Sinclair

Director

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Set & Costume Designer

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Composer & Sound Designer

Anna McCrossin-Owen

Anna McCrossin-Owen

Voice & Dialect Coach

This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

‘Riveting ... contemporary and moving.’

Theatre People
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

‘Everyone is brilliant.’

Time Out Melbourne
This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

'You won’t see Miller’s timeless tragedy done much better than this anywhere in the world.'

The Age
This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

'Extraordinarily powerful.'

Australian Book Review
This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

‘This is remarkably powerful theatre that will be remembered for a long time to come.'

ArtsHub

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006