The Glass Menagerie
Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
The Glass Menagerie - Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
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Take a trip back to 1930s St Louis as Tennessee Williams’ classic play The Glass Menagerie makes a welcome return to the capital in 2017. Rightly heralded as an important play of the 20th century, it is a show that catapulted Williams into the spotlight back in the 1940s and has stood the test of time so that audiences still flock to see it when it makes its way to the stage.
This revival was first seen on the other side of the Atlantic and was also staged successfully in Edinburgh. Now, however, audiences in London will get a look-in as John Tiffany once again directs Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, a character who was once a Southern Belle and now lives with her two children in 1930s St Louis.
The play is presented as one of those children, Tom, looks back at events year prior, when he lived with his mother and chronically shy sister, Laura, despite having the itch to get out on his own. When Amanda decides she wants to introduce Laura to a gentleman, she turns to Tom for help, who recommends his friend Jim, promptly inviting him to dinner one evening. But as events transpire we will start to wonder whether this was the right course of action.
In addition to Cherry Jones as Amanda, the show also features cast members like Kate O’Flynn as Laura, Michael Esper as Tom and Brian J Smith as Jim.
This is an impressive cast, with Jones alone bringing a wealth of experience to the Duke of York’s Theatre. She has earned Tony Awards for shows like The Heiress and Doubt and was nominated for a further Tony for her performance in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway. She acclaimed actor has also made her presence known to television audiences with appearances on programmes such as 24, Black Mirror and Awake, amongst others.
But now she turns her attentions back to The Glass Menagerie as Tennessee Williams’ classic proves how it made him into a household name. It makes its anticipated appearance at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End from Thursday 2nd February 2017 (previews from Thursday 26th January 2017).
Show & Venue InformationDuke of Yorks Theatre
St Martin's Lane
Thursday, 26 January 2017
2hrs 40 mins including an interval