The forthcoming West End production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie has confirmed the full creative team for the play, which runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 23 May 2022.
Producers have also released 18,000 more tickets to see the show in London. Released due to exceptional demand, the extra seats include currently sold out performances and an extra performance on Monday 6 June at 7.30pm.
The creative team for the revival includes director Jeremy Herrin (People Places and Things, All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House), designer Vicki Mortimer, lighting designer Paule Constable, and video designer Ash J Woodward, with casting by Jessica Ronane. Also announced today is costume designer Edward K. Gibbon, composer and sound designer Nick Powell, and design associate Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng.
Six-time Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams will make her West End stage debut in this classic American drama, playing family matriarch Amanda Wingfield – a faded Southern belle who attempts to get her son Tom to bring round ‘gentlemen callers’ for her reclusive daughter Laura.
Amy Adams is one of the most in demand actors in Hollywood, with credits including Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), The Master (2012), American Hustle (2013), Vice (2018), Sharp Objects and Dear Evan Hansen.
Adams will be joined on stage by Paul Hilton (The Inheritance, Lady Macbeth, A Very British Scandal) and Tom Glynn-Carney (The Ferryman, Dunkirk), who will share the role of Tom at different stages of his life, along with Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli.
The Glass Menagerie was first performed in Chicago in 1944 and on Broadway in 1945 with Laurette Taylor as Amanda.
The Glass Menagerie will begin performances at the Duke of York’s theatre in London on 23 May 2022. It will run for 14-weeks with an official opening night on 31 May 2022.The Glass Menagerie tickets are on sale soon.