Strictly limited West End run of John Tiffany’s hugely acclaimed production The Glass Menagerie, must end on 29th April 2017.
Following multiple Olivier Award nominations, John Tiffany’s The Glass Menagerie enters its final weeks at Duke of York’s Theatre with the last performance to be held on Saturday 29th April 2017. This universally acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ masterful play has been nominated for seven Olivier Awards including Best Director, Best Revival and Best Actress.
John Tiffany’s illuminating staging of this classic play began a limited run in the West End earlier this year with Opening Night on 2 February 2017. Cherry Jones reprised her Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as Amanda Wingfield, with fellow Edinburgh International Festival cast members Michael Esper (Tom) and Kate O’Flynn (Laura). Brian J. Smith reprised his Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as the Gentleman Caller.
Alongside this stellar cast, the Duke of York’s Theatre has been transformed into Tennessee Williams’ St Louis of the 1930’s by a dynamic creative team. The Glass Menagerie features movement by the Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett, who has collaborated with John Tiffany on numerous previous productions including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once and Let the Right One In. It is designed by seven-time Tony Award-winner Bob Crowley, lighting design is by six-time Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz with sound design from Olivier and Tony Award-winning Paul Arditti with beautiful soundscapes by celebrated composer Nico Muhly.
Following its premiere in 2013 at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway at the Booth Theater and a European premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
Former Southern Belle, Amanda Wingfield, is desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura, whilst son Tom dreams of breaking free from their faded St. Louis home. But will the long-awaited ‘gentleman caller’ fulfil or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?
Michael Esper and Brian J. Smith are appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.
Photo: Johan Persson