All My Sons nominated for second Offies Award for David Hounslow’s lead performance in a play

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch are celebrating a second award nomination for their current revival of Arthur Miller’s moving and powerful landmark drama All My Sons, which closes on 5 March before transferring to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 8 – 12 March. The Offies Nomination is for Lead Performance in A Play for David Hounslow in his role as Joe Keller and follows a recent nomination for Oliver Hembrough. nominated for Supporting Performance in a Play as his son, Chris Keller.  “Gathering menace”  ★★★★ The Stage  “ “Intense and compelling performances” ★★★★ London Theatre 1  “Douglas Rintoul’s production is devasting. I was profoundly moved” Shenton on Stage David Hounslow who is best known for his roles in Coronation Street and Doctors said: “Playing Joe is an absolute joy. He is a strong yet delusional man who is living a lie, a lie that he has convinced himself to be a truth.  He is a flawed but likeable character, audiences recognise his working-class origins - the self-made man, following the Capitalist dream and prepared to make a dreadful compromise to maintain his place. It is one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, a cracking story that rattles along devastating some of the characters along the way. I am delighted with this nomination” 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 could not be more delighted that David has been recognised for his role in All My Sons, he brings such depth to the character of Joe who, although flawed, we can recognise as a man who is just doing what he has learned is the ‘right’ thing to do by society, and asks us all as an audience to look more deeply into the costs of the choices we are making” “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” All My Sons closes on Saturday and then tours to New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Book your tickets here.

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