Giles Terera Departs Old Vic’s THE AMERICAN CLOCK; Clarke Peters and Sule Rimi to Step In

It’s been announced that Olivier Award winner Giles Terera has withdrawn from the Old Vic’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s THE AMERICAN CLOCK.

Terera, who last year won the Olivier Award for his performance as Aaron Burr in HAMILTON, has pulled out of Rachel Chavkin’s revival ‘due to personal reasons’. The Old Vic has announced that Clarke Peters will takeover the roles of Robertson, Moe 3 and Taylor until 2nd March, with Sule Rimi stepping in from 4th March to the show’s closure on 30th March.

Peters is best known for his role on the HBO series The Wire. To theatre audiences, Peters is known for writing the musical revue FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, most recently revived in London in 2017 in a production directed by Peters himself. Sule Rimi recent stage credits include MARY STUART, BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES and MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Rimi’s currently appearing in the acclaimed new play SWEAT at the Donmar Warehouse and following THE AMERICAN CLOCK, will return to the Old Vic in ALL MY SONS from April.

THE AMERICAN CLOCK cast also features 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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