The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams’s play, The Glass Menagerie, which has previously run on Broadway and at the Edinburgh International Festival, will open in the West End in January.

The play will be directed by John Tiffany of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two fame, and will star Broadway actress Cherry Jones.

Other confirmed cast members include Michael Esper, Kate O’Flynn and Brian J. Smith.

The Glass Menagerie will run for 13 weeks at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 26th January to 29th April. Tickets are on sale now.

The Glass Menagerie: synopsis

Set in St Louis, America, in the 1930s, The Glass Menagerie is a four-actor ‘memory’ play (a story told through memories).

The family drama tells the tale of former Southern Belle, Amanda Wingfield, who is desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura. Amanda’s son, meanwhile, is trying to break free from the family home.

Audiences will watch as a visit from a ‘gentleman caller’ shakes things up in the family home, and find out whether his appearance fulfils or shatters the family’s delicate dreams.

Cast information

Cherry Jones’ Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Twelfth Night, The Three Sisters and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. She has also featured in films including Ocean’s Twelve, The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich and Signs.

Michael Esper, meanwhile, originated the roles of Will in musical, American Idiot; Curtis in Nicky Silver’s The Lyons; and also appeared alongside Frank Langella in A Man For All Seasons.

Kate O’Flynn’s stage credits include The Children’s Hour, See How They Run and A Miracle. Her films include Mr Turner, Happy Go Lucky and the recently released Bridget Jones’s Baby.

And fourth actor Brian J. Smith can currently be seen starring in the Netflix sci-fi series, Sense8, while previous work includes The Columnist, Come Back, Little Sheba, and Good Boys and True.

Group rates

Group travel organisers can purchase discounted tickets for eight or more people by calling 020-7206 1174.

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Pictured: Kate O'Flynn in The Glass Menagerie. (Photo credit: Johan Persson).