The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s Theatre
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The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Cherry Jones.
Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams.
Broadway theatre royalty Cherry Jones (The Heiress, Doubt) leads the cast alongside Michael Esper (Lazarus), Kate O’Flynn and Brian J. Smith (Sense8).
The Glass Menagerie will have a limited 12 week run from 26 January 2017 until 29 April 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
A domineering mother. A daughter lost in a world of her own. A son desperate to leave. Former Southern Belle Amanda Wingfield, played by Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Cherry Jones, enlists the help of son Tom (Michael Esper) to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura (Kate O’Flynn). But will the long-awaited ‘gentleman caller’ (Brian J. Smith) fulfil or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?
The cast features Cherry Jones, Michael Esper, Kate O’Flynn and Brian J. Smith.
Directed by John Tiffany, with movement by Steven Hoggett, set and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Paul Arditti and music by Nico Muhly.
★★★★ “An acute, lacerating, tender look at a family that has gone wrong” The Times
★★★★ ‘A triumphant take on Tennessee Williams. Packed with intense psychological detail.’ The Guardian
★★★★ “Casts a shiver-inducing spell” Telegraph
★★★★★ “Stunning Tennessee Williams’ revival” Time Out