The Young Vic will stage a new version of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge between 4 April 2014 to 7 June 2014. It announced the full cast for this production on 14 January 2014 (see the full Press Release) which includes Nicola who will play Beatrice, the wife of the main character, Eddie Carbone. For booking details, please visit the Young Vic’s official website. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as demand for tickets is said to be very strong for this production.
What is the Play about?
There are a lot of resources on the web about this play. If you do not know anything about this play before, you could start with either the play’s Wikipedia page and/or the BBC’s GCSE Bitesize. Both sites give an excellent summary of the play’s synopsis and character analysis.
Nicola plays Beatrice, the wife of the main character, Eddie Cardone. “Beatrice” is described in some sources as “a loud mouthed housewife with a heart of gold”. This should be an interesting part for Nicola as it is a character she has not played before. “Beatrice” is stuck in a loveless marriage. There is no better person to play a woman starved of love and affection than Nicola!
4 April 2014 – Nicola Interviews
9 April 2014 – Production Pics
The Young Vic has posted 9 photos taken during rehearsals for the play. If you want to see these photos, head over to the Young Vic’s Facebook page.
10 April 2014 – Mark Strong Interview
Here’s an interview of Mark Strong by Whats On Stage :
He comments on his working relationship with Nicola around the 6:21 mark.
11 April 2014 – Press Reviews
Telegraph | Observer | The Upcoming | Guardian | Londonist | Independent | the Stage | Whats on Stage | Financial Times | Evening Standard | London Theatre Guide | the Public Reviews | the Times (subscription required) | Time Out UK | Daily Mail | the Arts Desk | London SE1 | The Week UK – a short summary of some of the other press reviews | Broadway World – another round-up of some of the other press review.
14 April 2014
A short trailer for the play has been made available on YouTube :
Ruth’s view from the Young Vic
Ruth saw one of the preview shows and visited with Nicola afterwards. You can read her report HERE.
The Young Vic is a theatre partner of Digital Theatre. Dare one hope that this production will be available as a digital download at some stage?