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Theatre

Fine production of a painful play: Death of a Salesman at the Noel Coward reviewed

Plus: Kevin Spacey has destroyed the Old Vic by installing sparkly floors and corny balconies. The theatre’s new production of High Society is similarly nightclubby

23 May 2015

9:00 AM

23 May 2015

9:00 AM

Death of a Salesman

Noel Coward Theatre, until 18 July

High Society

Old Vic, until 22 August

Here come the Yanks. As the summer jumbos disgorge their cargoes of wealthy, courteous, culture-hungry Americans, the West End prepares to bag a fortune. Death of a Salesman is just the kind of timeless post-war classic that Americans adore, isn’t it? Not quite. Arthur Miller is mistrusted in his homeland.

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