The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Wed 17 April - Sat 4 May
17 April
4 May

★★★★ ‘Stylish, wild, gloriously romantic.' - The Independent

A Rose Theatre, Alexandra Palace Theatre, and Belgrade Theatre production
in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Atri Banerjee

Atri Banerjee’s acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical masterpiece, first seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre, returns starring Geraldine Somerville (Gosford Park) as Amanda.

Tom escapes a suffocating home life through cigarettes and long visits to the movies while his sister, Laura, withdraws into her records and collection of glass animals. But their mother, Amanda, harbours dreams for them far beyond their shabby apartment. When Tom brings home a potential suitor for Laura, Amanda seizes the opportunity to try and change their fortunes forever.

The Glass Menagerie is a poetic portrayal of a family on the brink of change. This intimate and intense memory play explores the complex web of love and loyalty that binds families together.

★★★★ ‘Geraldine Somerville brings out the wince-inducing comedy. This crackling production casts a new, neon light on Williams' play.’ - The Independent
★★★★ 'Tennessee Williams meets Whitney Houston. Atri Banerjee’s production tellingly threads the evening through with epoch-hopping music. Tremendous.' - The Observer
★★★★ ‘Halfway between memory, dream and something entirely imagined. Heart-wrenching.’ - The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Astonishing refresh upturns a delicate classic’ - The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Moving and magical’ - Daily Mail

Presented by special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

Event details

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 40mins, incl. interval
Age guidance: 12+

Members Evening: Tuesday 23 April, 6pm