A View from the Bridge
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Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale co-star in this STC production of Miller's classic tragedy
Update: This production, which was due to start in December 2020, has been cancelled. STC hopes to stage it in 2021.
There have been quite a few productions of Arthur Miller’s play in recent years in Sydney, around the country and overseas. But none has been as starry as this Sydney Theatre Company one, led by real-life acting power couple Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
“Rose, Bobby and I have been talking for a couple of years about them coming to work at STC as a duo,” STC's artistic director Kip Williams says. “We’ve been looking for the right play and have cycled through so many looking for the right one. About 12 months ago, they came to me and said ‘What about A View from the Bridge?’, and I felt a little foolish that I hadn’t thought of it already myself, given that I had been looking to return to Arthur Miller following All My Sons in 2016.”
Anybody who saw that production knows that Williams has a knack for exploring the intersection of high-stakes drama and politics at the centre of any Miller play. He’s reuniting with the design team behind acclaimed productions of The Harp in the South and Chimerica: David Fleischer (set), Renee Mulder (costume) and Nick Schlieper (lighting).