Harriet Walter will play Willy's wife Linda
Harriet Walter will play Willy's wife Linda
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Further casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, which opens in April directed by Gregory Doran to mark the playwright's centenary year.

As previously announced, Antony Sher and Alex Hassell return to the RSC following their roles as Falstaff and Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I and II (currently running at the Barbican) to play father and son, Willy Loman and Biff.

Playing Willy's wife Linda is Harriet Walter, who was last at the RSC as Cleopatra in Doran's 2006 production of Antony and Cleopatra and recently appeared in the Donmar's all-female production of Henry IV.

Completing the Loman family, as younger son Happy, is Sam Marks, who also returns following his role as Poins in Henry IV Parts I and II.

They are joined by Paul Birchard (Older Waiter); Ross Green (Stanley); Emma King (Miss Forsyth); Miranda Nolan (Letta); Sarah Parks (The Woman); Guy Paul (Uncle Ben); Joshua Richards (Charley) and Brodie Ross (Bernard).

Friends reunited: Antony Sher and Alex Hassell in Henry IV Part I
Friends reunited: Antony Sher and Alex Hassell in Henry IV Part I
© Kwame Lestrade

Miller's modern masterpiece centres on retiring salesman Willy Loman, who struggles to reconcile his long cherished dream with the life he has actually lived.

The production is designed by newly appointed RSC director of design Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell. The music is composed by Paul Englishby with sound by Martin Slavin.

Death of a Salesman runs from 1 April to 2 May 2015 (previews from 26 March). Further casting is still to be announced.