Cherry Jones leads West End revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York's Theatre
Tennessee Williams' popular drama returns to London.
A new production of Tennessee Williams' 1944 drama The Glass Menagerie has been announced to open in London's West End at the Duke of York's Theatre for a 13 week season from 26 January – 29 April 2017, with an official opening on 2 February 2017.
Directed by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-creator John Tiffany, it features movement by Steven Hoggett, design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz. sound design by Paul Arditti and original music by composer Nico Muhly.
Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Cherry Jones stars as former Southern Belle Amanda Wingfield, along with Michael Esper as Tom, Kate O’Flynn as Laura and Brian J. Smith as 'Gentleman Caller'.
Described as an unforgettable production of Williams' heart-rending domestic masterpiece of a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams, the production was called a “triumph” by The Guardian and “stunning” by the New York Times.
“A domineering mother. A daughter lost in a world of her own. A son determined to leave. Desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura, Amanda Wingfield enlists her son Tom’s help. But will the long-awaited ‘gentleman caller’ fulfil or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?”
The European première of this bold new production took place at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2016 where it was greeted with a set of excellent reviews.
The production originally ran on Broadway at the Booth Theatre in 2013 where it went on to be nominated for seven Tony Awards at the 2014 ceremony, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Direction of a Play.
Tickets for The Glass Menagerie are now on sale.