Atri Banerjee’s acclaimed production of Tenessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece The Glass Menagerie is heading on a UK tour.
First seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre, the show embarks on a UK tour in Spring 2024 with Geraldine Somerville (Gosford Park) reprises her role as Amanda, and further cast to be announced.
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. 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 in a spellbinding production.
The Glass Menagerie tour dates and tickets
16 March 2024 - 23 March 2024
17 April 2024 - 4 May 2024
7 May 2024 - 11 May 2024
22 May 2024 - 1 June 2024
Atri Banerjee was listed in The Stage 25 as one to watch in 2022 and previously won Best Director at The Stage Debut Awards in 2019.
Geraldine Somerville is best known for playing Harry’s Mum, Lily Potter, in the Harry Potter series of films and has also appeared in Gosford Park, My Week With Marilyn and The Riot Club.