Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Review: All My Sons

Gate Theatre, Dublin

Arthur Miller's play, 'All My Sons', which opened at the Gate Theatre on Tuesday night, surpassed all my expectations in a production of great power, simplicity and purity.

It is not a simple play, nor is it an allegory, but a direct story of wickedness and shame. Its setting is distant and remote: the wartime production of faulty aircraft cylinders in small-town America in the 1940s, causing deaths all the community knew about. Read More...