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Cast injury delays opening of Death of a Salesman tour

Tim Pigott-Smith with his wife Pamela Miles, who has withdrawn from Death of a Salesman due to injury. Photo: Geraint Lewis
Tim Pigott-Smith with his wife Pamela Miles, who has withdrawn from Death of a Salesman due to injury. Photo: Geraint Lewis
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UPDATE On April 7, Tim Pigott-Smith died, aged 70 [full story]

A major touring production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman has postponed its opening night after a cast member sustained an injury during rehearsals.

The production was due to start previews on April 8 but this has been pushed back to April 10. Press night, originally scheduled for April 12, will now be on April 18.

Pamela Miles, who had been rehearsing the part of Linda Loman alongside her husband Tim Pigott-Smith as Willy Loman, has pulled out of the production after breaking a bone.

The role will now be played by Tricia Kelly.

A spokeswoman for the theatre said: “Due to an injury to one of our cast members during rehearsals, we are sorry to have to cancel the opening performance of Death of a Salesman. We’re pleased to say that Pamela is recuperating well following surgery for a broken bone.”

After its run at Royal and Derngate the show will tour to venues including Cambridge Arts Theatre, Exeter’s Northcott Theatre and Oxford Playhouse until July 8.

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