Belvoir presents award-winning classic Death of a Salesman

Colin Friels. Image by Michael Coridore
Colin Friels will star in Death of a Salesman at Belvoir. Image by Michael Coridore

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, is regarded as one of the finest plays in the modern canon. Generally seen as Miller’s own indictment of capitalism and the notion of the ‘American Dream’, at its heart Death of a Salesman is the story of a man past his prime who struggles with his failings – and the dashed hopes that his sons would achieve more than he has.

Belvoir brings the play to Sydney from 23 June – 12 August.

The astonishing assembly of cast and creatives includes award-winning director Simon Stone and Stefan Gregory on composition and sound design, with costumes by Alice Babidge. Belvoir’s Artistic Director Ralph Myers will provide a fresh take on Miller’s famously detailed set; the production will look and sound contemporay while remaining true to the intentions of the script.

Playing the seminal role of Willy Loman will be celebrated actor Colin Friels. Patrick Brammall (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Hamish Michael (As You Like It) play his sons Biff and Happy, and Genevieve Lemon (Billy Elliot) will play Loman’s wife Linda. The cast is rounded out by Blazey Best, Steve LeMarquand, Pip Miller, and Luke Mullins.

Tickets went on sale on Monday 14th May, setting a new record at Belvoir for sales of single tickets in a day, with over 1600 tickets sold – so move quickly.

For bookings and more information please call 02 9699 3444 or visit

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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