The Glass Menagerie
A heart-rending masterpiece from the ever-present catalogue of Williams’ plays, The Glass Menagerie follows Amanda Wingfield in her desperate attempts to encourage “gentlemen callers” for her reclusive daughter, Laura. A domineering mother, she uses her writer son Tom to invite guests – but will the long-awaited arrival fulfil dreams or cause heartbreak?
Tony Award-winning American actress Cherry Jones stars as Amanda, following an acclaimed performance in Edinburgh earlier this year. Tony-nominated for her performance in The Glass Menagerie, her further Broadway credits include Doubt, The Heiress and Our Country’s Good, with film credits including Oceans Twelve, Cradle Will Rock and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Further cast members include Michael Esper (Lazarus) as Tom, Kate O’Flynn (Doctor Thorne) as Laura and Brian J. Smith (Sense8) as Gentleman Caller.
Directed by John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), The Glass Menagerie features movement by Steven Hoggett, design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz and sound design by Paul Arditti, with original music by Nico Muhly. Opening on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, Tiffany’s revival earned multiple Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play. The Glass Menagerie opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a run from January 26th to April 29th 2017.