All My Sons

Friday 6 – Saturday 21 October 2017
Evenings 7:30pm Matinees Sat 14 Oct, 2:30pm and Thu 19 Oct, 1:30pm

Best Suited for GCSE and A Level Drama/ Performing Arts

Devastating secrets are set to be revealed in this gripping family drama written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge).

This is a play for today because of the shocking schism existing in American society which resonates with Miller’s big questions. What is our social responsibility towards each other? Who are we as a nation? The response is polarised.

“On the one hand the play has elements that are very ordinary; it’s a recognisable world to us. But because the play is dealing with questions that are bigger than just the central family, its themes are universal. A lot of writers look to Arthur Miller, as the master of this kind of drama.”
Fiona Buffini, Director of All My Sons and Associate Director of Nottingham Playhouse


Thursday 12 October, 4:30 – 6pm

In this Masterclass, Fiona Buffini will give an insight into how, through the characters Miller has chosen and situations he has put them in, big social and political questions are explored.

The Masterclass will help students gain an understanding of the artistic choices made by Buffini and what demands a naturalistic play places on designers, actors, an audience and the director. The Masterclass will include practical demonstrations and time for students to ask Buffini questions relating to their studies.

“Masterclasses have proved to be an extremely beneficial resource for our A2 Drama students. Not only did it provide insightful and useful information in preparation for their live theatre evaluation, it has also been an invaluable point of reference for the Director’s concept for Woyzeck by Buchner. We have been able to signpost students to Fiona’s approach as a director to enhance their learning and understanding of how theatre works.”
Andrea Hemmett, Bilborough Sixth Form College

Masterclass Price: £2.50 per head (+ tickets for the show).

A Revision Session is available in March 2018 for groups that are sitting a June exam and would like a refresher of the play – free for attendees of the Masterclass.

Download our Autumn 2017 Secondary School brochure here.

For more information on any of our school sessions and workshops please email or call 0115 947 4361.

Booking Information

To reserve your tickets for a performance and book wraparound sessions or workshops please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

School tickets for performances are £11 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. For more information please read our School Visits page.