Following a successful run at the Finborough Theatre, Phil Willmott’s Incident at Vichy will transfer to the King’s Head Theatre from the 7th June.
Directed by Phil Willmott, this new production of Arthur Miller’s play brings to life how closely the world in which Miller created is to today’s world of “Extreme Vetting” and religious persecution.
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.
Talking about the news of the production’s transfer, Phil Willmott said: “Demand to see this production took us all by surprise. With the show selling out after previews and even returned tickets snapped up within hours, I’m absolutely delighted that we’re to embark on a second run at the King’s Head and that many more people will experience this powerful and poignant drama. With the rise of the far right in Europe, no one can afford to ignore the sometimes uncomfortable truths about compliance and complicity laid bare by Miller’s depiction of ten disparate and terrified prisoners, pulled off the streets and awaiting racial profiling.”
The production features designs by Georgia de Grey, lighting by Robbie Butler, sound design and music by Theo Holloway and costume design by Penn O’Gara.
Incident at Vichy will play at the King’s Head Theatre from the 7th to the 25th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/.