Death of a Salesman

Jacek Koman and Helen Thomson lead a stellar cast in one of the 20th century’s most iconic plays.

Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Play

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Schools Days for Death of a Salesman have been cancelled. 

Arthur Miller's


Directed by Paige Rattray

“Why must everybody conquer the world?”

One of the most iconic roles of the 20th century, played by one of our greatest living actors: Wayne Blair (Wonnangatta) leads a stellar cast in Arthur Miller’s timeless and utterly beautiful masterpiece. Death of a Salesman is a compassionate insight into the life of a family fracturing in the face of broken dreams, and a stirring call to live for now.

Willy Loman is lost in the wilderness of modern life. Clocking endless miles on the road in his career as a travelling salesman, he’s searching for a sense of meaning. Willy longs for all his hard work and sacrifice to bear fruit – just like it would have in the old days, right? Meanwhile, his wife Linda is trying desperately to keep the faith and his sons are, in their own ways, rebelling against repeating his mistakes.

In some of the best writing ever composed for the stage, Willy and his family must tear through the illusions they’ve been fed by modern America and work out the things that really matter.

STC Associate Director Paige Rattray (The Beauty Queen of Leenane) shows us the vulnerability and true beauty at the centre of some of theatre’s most heartbreaking moments. This big-hearted and engrossing production will take a tour through the ruins of the American Dream and uncover the real humanity that’s threatened by society’s obsession with success.

Approx. duration 2hrs 40mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Suicide themes. Subject to change. More info.

Death of a Salesman is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia).

• Included in text list for Individual Projects
• Dramatic Forms and Performance Styles: Realism/Scripted Drama
• Improvisation, Playbuilding and Acting
• Elements of Production in Performance
• Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles: Realism

• Links to The Crucible, HSC English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

• Toxic Masculinity
• Family Dynamics
• Capitalism and Markers of Success
• Disintegration of the American Dream


100% audience capacity: NSW Health has granted STC an exemption to the current Public Health Order, allowing us to increase audience capacity to 100%. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.

Face masks are strongly recommended: all audience members over 12 are strongly advised to wear a mask inside the auditorium.

The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.

Wed 10 Nov, 11.30am

Term 4
26 Oct - 20 Nov

1 teacher attends free with up to 20 students and 1 teacher free per 20 students after that
$35/additional teacher
$15/PSFP student

Director Paige Rattray
Set Designer David Fleischer
Costume Designer Teresa Negroponte
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer Clemence Williams
Assistant Director Zindzi Okenyo 

Wayne Blair

Marketing image Rene Vaile

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Education resources for Death of a Salesman will be available prior to the Schools Day performances.

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