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Miller's classic is a play for our times; Theatre News.


MIDLANDS actor Richard Derrington used to be a pupil at Warwick School and now he's back starring as Willy Loman in Death Of A Salesman at the school's Bridge House Theatre.

Richard, who played Mark Hebden in long-running radio drama The Archers for 14 years, says the new production of the Arthur Miller's American classic is highly relevant in today's credit crunch times.

He says: "I hope this new production is going to make people question the view that a dream can only become reality based on money and what you own, and that money defines success.

The 58-year-old, who has appeared in more than 100 radio dramas and toured the world with one-man show Tayor's Tickler, adds: "Above all, Death Of A Salesman is a highly-charged family drama to which we can all relate."

The professional production by the Bridge House Theatre Company is directed by Alison Sutcliffe who had no idea there would be a worldwide economic decline when she chose the play.

She says: "It is a very timely production and definitely a play for our times."

The cast also includes former RSC actress Janet Dale who plays Linda Loman.

She last appeared with the Bridge House Theatre Company three years ago in An Inspector Calls and has appeared on television in The Bill, Casualty and Doctors.

Death Of A Salesman runs at Bridge House Theatre, Warwick, until Thursday.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 9, 2009
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