The Price

The Price

By Arthur Miller
Directed by John Dove
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

Family. Legacy. Truth. Choice.

Tense drama. Two estranged brothers argue over the events of their past as they divide up their dead father’s possessions.

The Price is a pithy, funny and deeply moving story of two brothers reunited after many years to sort through the belongings of their long dead father.

Victor ended up as a policeman while Walter has risen to become a leading doctor. Victor is weary and defeated, his brother happy and successful. And it soon becomes clear that the paths of their lives stem from one crucial decision made in their past.

As they dispose of an attic full of family possessions their mutual resentments come to the surface and painful truths are exposed – all the while circled by Victor’s disappointed and pushy wife Esther, and wise old furniture dealer Solomon, who tries his best to play peacemaker.

This was one of Miller’s most commercially successful plays, described by the New York Times as ranking alongside ‘if not above, Death of a Salesman’. It’s a tense and wonderful drama which sweeps its audience along in a brilliant depiction of family tensions.

Directed by John Dove (The Man Who Had all the LuckAll My Sons, Death of a Salesman) will direct this acclaimed work from the greatest American playwright of the 20th century.

Cast and Credits

The cast of The Price

Victor Franz - Greg Powrie
Walter Franz - Aden Gillett
Esther Franz - Sally Edwards
Gregory Solomon - James Hayes

The creative team of The Price

Director - John Dove
Michael Taylor - Designer
Lighting Designer - Jeanine Davies
Dialect Coach - Lynn Bains


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Dates, Times & Prices

This production has now ended

Press Coverage


Evening News ★★★★
"a beautifully poised piece of drama"

ItsOnItsGone ★★★★★
"Designer Michael Taylor and lighting designer Jeanine Davies’ set... is a thing of wonder"

TVBomb ★★★★★
"A quality production all-round"

EdinburghSpotlight ★★★★★
"perfectly paced... the audience are captivated throughout... compelling"

The List ★★★★
"resonates more than ever... taut domestic drama" 

The Scotsman ★★★★
"a good, old-fashioned drama... pitch-perfect performances"

The Herald ★★★★
"This is Miller at his most intimate in a work that illustrates the bigger picture... movingly understated"

The Guardian ★★★★
"John Dove's production takes a mesmerising hold"

The Times ★★★★
'“Written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Dove” has become a gold-plated indicator of handsome, well-built productions at the Royal Lyceum' ★★★★
"a powerful production"

The Stage (don't do stars)
"Strong performances, intimate direction, tension-building pace... the confrontation between the two brothers is stunning"

Lothian Life (don't do stars)
"well staged, well acted and well received"

OnstageScotland (don't do stars)
"There isn’t one moment of this production that rings false or insincere... an excellent production" 


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