City of Glass

City of Glass

Venue: 
Lyric Hammersmith
Location: 
Fringe

59 Productions, HOME & Lyric Hammersmith will present the world premiere of Paul Auster’s City of Glass adapted by Duncan Macmillan, which will run at the Lyric Hammersmith. Adapted from the first novel of 'The New York Trilogy' by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, the production will feature cutting-edge projection-mapping, combined with stagecraft, magic and illusion to immerse audiences into Quinn’s increasingly dystopic and fragmented world.

City of Glass Synopsis: 

When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious phone call from a man seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing and unpredictable, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality. Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or might unmasking this dark story of familial abuse and religious conspiracy provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?

By: 
adapted by Duncan Macmillan from the first novel of The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli.
Producer: 
HOME & Lyric Hammersmith production, commissioned by 59 Productions.
Director: 
Leo Warner
Sound: 
Gareth Fry
Design: 
Jenny Melville
Choreography: 
Kim Brandstrup
Other info: 
Original music by Nick Powell
City of Glass Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Available from: 
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 13 May, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 13 May, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
Nearest tube:
Hammersmith

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
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City of Glass
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Duncan Macmillan adapts Paul Auster’s City of Glass for the stage

It has been announced that 59 Productions, HOME & Lyric Hammersmith will present the world premiere of Paul Auster’s City of Glass adapted by Duncan Macmillan, which will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from 20 April to 13 May 2017, with an official opening on 26 April 2017, following a run at HOME in Manchester.

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