Arthur Miller’s rarely performed debut play, The Man Who Had All The Luck, gets an outing at Islington’s King’s Head Theatre this September.
Searchingly philosophical and vehemently political, it gives clues to themes that would reappear in his later and better known works.
Everything David Beeves touches turns to gold. He has a beautiful home and a loving wife, loyal friends and a thriving business.
But as those around him trip and fall, David struggles to understand his fate. What if his Midas touch, like the flip of a coin or the pull of the tide, is nothing more than good luck?
This revival, in Miller’s centenary year, will be the second production from theatre company End of Moving Walkway, whose critically acclaimed Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions was nominated for a What’s On Stage Award and two Off West End Awards.
End of Moving Walkway’s artistic director, Paul Lichtenstern, says of the show: “It seems fitting that, in a year where some major theatres have tackled some of Miller’s major plays, our young company has been given the opportunity to explore one of his early, ambitious, and lesser-known works”.
The Man Who Had All the Luck will run at the King’s Head from September 2-26.