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Death of a Salesman tour to go ahead despite passing of Tim Pigott-Smith

Nicholas Woodeson will take over the role of Willy Loman

Tim Pigott-Smith and Nicholas Woodeson
Tim Pigott-Smith and Nicholas Woodeson
(© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage)

The UK tour of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman will continue with Nicholas Woodeson (The Audience) taking over the role of Willy Loman following the recent passing of Tim Pigott-Smith.

Directed by Abigail Graham, the production was due to open at the Royal & Derngate on 8 April but was postponed when Pigott-Smith passed away the day before.

Royal & Derngate’s artistic director James Dacre and chief executive Martin Sutherland made a statement which read:

"Following the tragic death of Tim Pigott-Smith OBE on 7 April, and after close consultation with the acting company, creative team and our touring partners we have decided to proceed with our production and tour of Death of a Salesman. "

All Northampton performances have been postponed and the tour will now begin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre before visiting Bath, Malvern, Exeter, Edinburgh, Truro, Guildford and Oxford. It will then return to Royal & Derngate in June.

The venue also announced that it has postpone its production of Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare's An Iliad.

Ticket holders for the Northampton run of Death of a Salesman and An Iliad will be contacted by the venue and offered refunds or tickets for the re-scheduled run.

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