Set in the dangerous and mysterious world of New York's Brooklyn harbour in the 1950s the play stars Jonathan Guy Lewis as Eddie Carbone and Michael Brandon as Alfieri.
Michael, a US actor best known for his role as Dempsey in 80s police drama Dempsey and Makepeace, said; "It's a great privilege to play Alfieri in A View From The Bridge as he speaks for Arthur Miller in the play. As a Brooklyn ghetto born street kid this play takes me home… However hard I worked over 30 years of London living to lose the NYC accent, the old adage applies; you can take the boy out of Brooklyn but you can't take Brooklyn out of the boy!"
A View From The Bridge is a gripping and passionate drama about Eddie Carbone, a respected longshoreman, who 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 shimmering with the mirage known as The American Dream.
Each venue on the tour will also feature 10 members of the local community, who have been cast alongside the professional actors as members of the ensemble.
Associate Producer Neale Birch said; "The Touring Consortium Theatre Company is keen to engage the community in the arts in any way we can. Offering local actors a chance to work with our professional company by joining the production is one of the most effective ways. We have done this successfully on a number of recent productions and we have seen how rewarding an experience it can be. The regional audiences benefit from the production having a greater local connection, and we are pleased to be able to develop a stronger relationship between the community and their theatres."