Incident At Vichy by Arthur Miller
Gethin Alderman is one of a cast of 13 in the first professional London production in over 50 years.
“Jews are not a race, you know. They can look like anybody.”
The first professional London production in over 50 years.
Arthur Miller’s largely forgotten masterpiece about Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France burns with a terrifying topical intensity.
In the detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, eight men have been picked up for questioning but none are told why they are held, or when they can leave. At first, their hopeful guess is that only their identity papers will be checked – but as each man is removed for interrogation, some are set free, some are never seen again, and the stakes rise for those who remain…
A haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil – and the shared humanity that might overcome it.
Incident at Vichy premiered on Broadway at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre in December 1964, directed by Harold Clurman. The New York Times called it “One of the most important plays of our time…Incident at Vichy returns the theater to greatness.” It was last seen professionally in London in January 1966 at the Phoenix Theatre.