Giles Terera to Star in THE AMERICAN CLOCK at The Old Vic

Olivier Award winner Giles Terera had been announced to appear in Arthur Miller’s THE AMERICAN CLOCK, opening at The Old Vic in February 2019.

Terera has recently finished a run as Aaron Burr in the original West End cast of HAMILTON, a role which earned his the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical earlier this year. Terera’s other stage credits include THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at the Donmar Warehouse, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM at the National Theatre, THE BOOK OF MORMON at the Prince of Wales Theatre and the original cast of AVENUE Q in the West End.

Terera joins the cast to play the roles of Moe Baum and Robertson. He joins the previously announced Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca Mills, Taheen Modak, Christian Patterson, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis, Josie Walker and Ewan Wardrop

Directed by Rachel Chavkin (whose pre-Broadway musical HADESTOWN is currently running at the National Theatre), THE AMERICAN CLOCK is a play about hope, idealism and America’s unwavering faith in capitalism. Miller’s 1980s play follows the Baum family, who navigate 1930s America in the wake of the Great Depression. Chavkin’s production will fuse 1920s jazz sounds with a contemporary score by Justin Ellington.In this revival, Chavkin will mark the evolution of the American family by having three sets of actors in the roles of the Baum family in each performance.

The show features design by Chloe Lamford, costumes by Rosie Elnile, choreography by Ann Yee, lighting by Natasha Chivers and sound from Darron L West.

THE AMERICAN CLOCK runs at The Old Vic from 4th February to 30th March.

Read TheatreGB’s recent article about THE AMERICAN CLOCK and a host of other Miller plays in WHY 2019 WILL BE THE YEAR OF ARTHUR MILLER.

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