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Giles Terera joins the cast of The American Clock at The Old Vic

Giles Terera

Casting news

GILES Terera is to play Robertson/Moe 3 in Arthur Miller’s The American Clock. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, it runs at The Old Vic from Monday, February 4 to Saturday, March 30, 2019.

He joins previously announced Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca Mills, Taheen Modak, Christian Patterson, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis, Josie Walker and Ewan Wardrop. Read more.

Giles Terera’s numerous theatre credits include Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre, Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical 2018); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse); The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe/International Tour); King John (Shakespeare’s Globe/UK Tour); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hamlet, Death and the King’s Horseman, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Troilus and Cressida, Candide, Honk! and Darker Face of the Earth (National Theatre); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre); The Rat Pack (Adelphi Theatre); Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre/Theatre Royal Plymouth) and Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre).

He has also appeared on television in London Boulevard, Horrible Histories and Doctors.

The American Clock turns, fortunes are made and lives are broken. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed and everything changed.

In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family as they navigate the aftermath of an unprecedented financial crisis. The world pulses with a soundtrack fusing 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, creating a backdrop that spans a vast horizon from choking high-rises to rural heartlands.

The production will celebrate the changing face and evolution of the American family by having three sets of actors in the roles of Moe, Rose and Lee Baum for each performance.

To watch an interview with Rachel Chavkin about The American Clock click here.

The American Clock has set design by Chloe Lamford, costume design by Rosie Elnile, choreography by Ann Yee, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Darron L West and musical direction by Jim Henson. Composer is Justin Ellington and Baylis Assistant Director is Julia Locascio.

The American Clock is recommended for ages 11+.

Audio Described Performance: Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm (touch tour at 6pm).

Captioned Performance: Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 7628 or visit

Matthew Warchus’ production of A Christmas Carol, starring Stephen Tompkinson as Ebenezer Scrooge, continues at The Old Vic until January 19, 2019.