Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is delighted to announce an Offies Award nomination for Oliver Hembrough for Supporting Performance in a Play in his role as Chris Keller in their current revival of Arthur Miller’s moving and powerful landmark drama All My Sons. Directed by Douglas Rintoul, All My Sons opened 10 February to critical acclaim and plays until 05 March at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch until transferring to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 08 – 12 March..
The Stage – “Gathering menace” ★★★★
London Theatre 1 – “Intense and compelling performances” ★★★★
Shenton on Stage – “Douglas Rintoul’s production is devastating. I was profoundly moved”
Recently seen in 80 Days Around The World on BBC One, Oliver plays Chris Keller alongside David Hounslow, Eve Matheson, David Bonnick Jr, Nathan Ives-Moiba, Natasha Lewis, Tilly-Mae Millbrook, Graeme Rooney and Kibong Tanji.
And said: “I am delighted by this nomination. My role is a joy to play. He is a true believer in the good in people, even if that causes him to be blind to their failings. He holds up a light of honour and honesty but the world is constantly trying to put it out. He is honest, complicated and full-hearted. It’s a heart wrenching play about secrets and lies, family and the fallibility of human nature”.
It’s 1947 and successful businessman Joe Keller and his wife Kate are living the American dream in their idyllic suburban neighbourhood. Summer wedding plans are afoot for their son and his fiancée. Shadows of the war are slowly fading. But nothing lasts forever. And a familiar visitor arrives to unbury secrets from the past, which will tear their lives apart…
This compelling masterpiece, based on a true story, established Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible) as one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century.
All My Sons is directed by Douglas Rintoul (Macbeth, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), designed by Amy Jane Cook (Jelly Fish, The National Theatre), with lighting design by Stephen Pemble (Neville’s Island, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), sound design by Helen Atkinson (Grief is the Thing with Feathers, The Barbican, St Ann’s Warehouse, US), accent coaching by Joel Trill (A Taste of Honey, Trafalgar Studios), and intimacy and fight direction by Haruka Kuroda (The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, Park Theatre).
Director Douglas Rintoul says:
“We are delighted that Oliver, a local artist residing in Thurrock, has been recognised for this award for his portrayal of Chris which is heart wrenching. He is our moral centrepiece in this drama which gives us insight into a family we can all still recognise over 70 years on”.
“Against our contemporary context of division, post-truth, climate change and the pandemic, this play speaks to us more than ever, asking us to look at the values and beliefs we hold about our own lives and the world around us”
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