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Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge tours UK in 2015

The revival will star Jonathan Guy Lewis and Michael Brandon

A new production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge will tour the UK next year to mark the playwright's centenary.

Produced by the Touring Consortium Theatre Company and directed by Stephen Unwin, the production will star Jonathan Guy Lewis as Eddie Carbone and Michael Brandon as Alfieri.

It will open in Nottingham on 4 March 2015, and then visit Cheltenham, Darlington, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Coventry and Edinburgh.

Miller's 1955 play is set in the dangerous and mysterious world of New York's Brooklyn harbour in the 1950s, where respected longshoreman Eddie Carbone lives with his wife and niece in a tight knit Italian community bound by strong moral codes of justice and honour.

When Eddie and his wife welcome two cousins into their home, Marco and Rodolpho, recently arrived from Sicily, the balance of Eddie's family relationships is dangerously rocked. As the young men seek work, wealth and security they find themselves in a threatening country.

Further casting is still to be announced.

A separate production of A View from the Bridge, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring WhatsOnStage Awards nominee Mark Strong, transfers from the Young Vic to the West End in February.