Could you hide a secret that could tear your life and family apart?

Kate Keller (played by Jan Wright) and Joe Keller (played by Joe Otten) - Photo credit: Shannon Stockley

Decisions have consequences, sometimes farther reaching than anyone intends. What happens when a figure from the past returns, buried truths are revealed and the price of the American dream is laid bare?

“You can be better! Once and for all you can know there’s a universe of people outside and you’re responsible to it”

Join Midland Players in post war America, for Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons, a tragedy of the common man. 27th February – 2nd March 2019, directed by Ruth Deller.

Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate, and son, Chris, in suburban America. Their only sadness is the loss of their other son, Larry, a pilot who went missing in World War II. Three years later, Kate still clings to the hope that Larry is alive, but his childhood sweetheart, Ann, returns to the town to marry Chris and start a new life. Larry’s loss is not the only part of the family’s past they can’t put behind them. Not everybody’s forgotten the court case that put Joe’s partner in jail, or the cracked engine heads his factory produced which caused it and dropped twenty-one pilots out of the sky …

The show must go on

Community theatre always comes with challenges, as people rehearse, learn lines and produce a show around their every day lives. In this show we’ve even had a cast member in a cast!  Richard Delroy (George) badly broke his leg in an accident, but this didn’t stop him rehearsing even though  for a while, the only way he could do it was via Skype! The show, as always, must go on… but we’re all feeling a little wary of the traditional ‘break a leg’ greeting this time round!

Our cast also includes Sheffield Councillor Joe Otten, and former Stocksbridge Mayor Alison Brelsford.

Ticket information

All My Sons runs Wednesday 27th February to Saturday 2nd March 2019, 7.30pm at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Glossop Road. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) available from www.midlandplayers.co.uk, via tickets@midlandplayers.co.uk or on 07928 276 383

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