New theatre appearance added 29 May 2009

George Irving in rehearsals for All My Sons at Bolton Octagon 2009

George starred in All My Sons, David Thacker‘s first production of the Octagon’s new season, running from 1st October 2009 to 24th October 2009.

World War Two is over and peace reigns in American suburbia. Under a tree in the Keller families back yard planted to commemorate a son missing in action Chris Keller courts Annie the charming forthright young woman his brother left behind but their growing passion disturbs the surface calm of the Keller household. When a storm blows down the memorial tree a family secret is uprooted setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.

All My Sons, which brought Miller his first major success, was directed by David Thacker, who directed many Arthur Miller plays during his close working relationship with him.

All My Sons wads nominated for Best Production in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards. Also nominated were Vanessa Kirby (Best Newcomer) and Oscar Pearce (Best Actor in a Supporting Role).

Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards 2009


Creative Team

  • David Thacker – Director
  • Patrick Connellan – Designer
  • Elizabeth Newman – Assistant Director
  • James Farncombe – Lighting Designer
  • Andy Smith – Sound Designer
  • Lesley Hutchinson – Movement Director
  • Julia Horan – Casting Director
  • Carol Sloman – Music Consultant
  • Helen Wilson – Deputy Stage Manager


All My Sons – Octagon Production Reviews

All My Sons – Octagon Production

All My Sons – Production Notes

David Thacker at The Octagon

David Thacker and Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

All My Sons