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The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Atri Banerjee

Sat 16 to Sat 23 March 2024

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.

★★★★ ‘Stylish, wild, gloriously romantic. Geraldine Somerville brings out the wince-inducing comedy. This crackling production casts a new, neon light on Williams’s play’’ – The Independent

★★★★ ‘Tennessee Williams meets Whitney Houston. Atri Banerjee’s production tellingly threads the evening through with epoch-hopping music. Tremendous.’ - The Observer

★★★★ ‘Astonishing refresh upturns a delicate classic’ – The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Halfway between memory, dream and something entirely imagined. Heart-wrenching.’ - The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Moving and magical’ – Daily Mail