Plays Extend: Shunt Money, All My Sons & Woman
The show is staged on a three-storey set in a former tobacco warehouse on Bermondsey Street in London, where it initially ran from 10 September to 23 December 2009, returning for a second run which began on 5 January this year.
Money is inspired by Émile Zola's novel L'Argent, which was in turn inspired by events surrounding the Union Générale in 19th century France. Dispensing with most of the text, Shunt reshape the work “in their inimitable aesthetic of fractured narrative, electrifying imagery and all-out sensory assault”.
Shunt is a ten-strong collective best known for their large scale productions in alternative venues, with previous shows including Tropicana and Amato Saltone. They also host the regular Shunt Lounge club nights in the vaults below London Bridge station, where they recently extended their residency (See News, 5 Feb 2010).
Howard Davies' acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons has extended its run at the West End's Apollo Theatre until 2 October 2010 due to demand.
David Suchet stars as Joe Keller, the man who has sacrificed his honour to maintain his family's prosperity. His wife, Kate (Zoe Wanamaker), has managed to hide her knowledge of Joe's previous crimes, but things come to a head when their son decides to marry the former fiancée of his lost brother.
Miller is believed to have based the play around a true story from World War Two, when a manufacturer knowingly allowed defective tank parts to be shipped out.
All My Sons is produced in the West End by Kim Poster, Sonia Friedman and Eric Falkenstein.
West End long-runner The Woman in Black has extended its booking period at the Fortune Theatre by 12 months, taking it up to 17 December 2011.
Susan Hill’s 1970s novel, a ghost story told through the eyes of a keen young solicitor sent to a secluded house to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman, was adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. Originally produced at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre in December 1987, The Woman in Black has been running in London since 1989.