Old Vic Theatre

The American Clock

Show & Venue Information

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 11 and up. 

Arthur Miller plays are regularly brought to theatres across London. Dramatising real life situations into some of the best known plays of the 20th century, now’s your chance to see an Arthur Miller play brought to life at The American Clock. Capitalism, classes and the importance of the American Dream are all at the centre of this hard-hitting tale, where money is at the root. So, if you want to see an important play in American literature, as well as learn about America, then you’ll want to book your tickets for The American Clock.

Even though the play harks from the ‘80s, The American Clock is set at the end of the Roaring Twenties when America is about to suffer the worst economic crash in the country’s history. At the start, you’ll meet the Baum family, a family who seem to have everything. But when the stocks fall and the Great Depression sets in, the economic hardship teaches the family a lesson that not everything is all about money.

The American Clock is not the only Arthur Miller play to be performed in 2019. All My Sons will be at the Old Vic later in the year, as well as The Price at Wyndham’s Theatre and a performance of Death of a Salesman, with an unannounced date. But, don’t let the ticking clock distract you from The American Clock. With its powerful messages of money and hope, you’ll find yourself leaving the theatre a different person.

Did you know?

The cast for The American Clock will show multiple actors playing the same role throughout one performance. 

Clarke Peters will star in The American Clock until 2nd March. Sule Rimi will appear in the production from 3rd March to 30th March.

The American Clock is based on the historical textbook ‘Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression’ by Studs Terkel.

Location & Travel

Address: 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB - Get directions


Nearest Tube

Tube Lines
Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee

Directions to theatre
(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.


Buses: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507

Night Buses: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243




Waterloo Station (4mins)

Show & Venue Information

Old Vic Theatre

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut

Booking From

Thursday, 28th March 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 30th March 2019

Age Restrictions

Suitable for ages 11 and up. 

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