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No Villain Tickets

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Trafalgar Studios 2London

The world premiere production opened at the Old Red Lion theatre in Islington in December last year and will transfer to Trafalgar Studios 2 with previews from 14 June.

The production was directed by Sean Turner, who discovered Miller's play with the help of the Miller Trust and the University of Michigan. Turner noticed a mention of the piece in the playwright's memoirs.

No Villain is an autobiographical look at Miller's own life and was written in 1936 for the prestigious Avery Hopwood Award for Writing, which Miller won. It follows a father running a declining coat business as workers strike across the city. Miller's own family lost much in the Great Depression and the playwright himself called No Villain "the most autobiographical dramatic work I would ever write."

The cast will include David Bromley as Abe Simon, Nesba Crenshaw as Esther Simon, Kenneth Jay as Grandpa Barnett, Stephen Omer as Roth/Dawson/Man, and George Turvey as Ben Simon.