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The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams / American Repertory Theater / John Tiffany
5 - 21 August 2016
King's Theatre

Straight from co-creating Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End, director John Tiffany revives his Broadway triumph The Glass Menagerie. Working again with movement director Steven Hoggett, with whom he made the National Theatre of Scotland’s internationally celebrated Black Watch, he directs a stellar cast.

Cherry Jones, acclaimed as President Taylor in 24 and for performances in films including Ocean’s Twelve, The Perfect Storm and Signs, stars as matriarch Amanda Wingfield. She’s joined by Michael Esper, recently nominated for a 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for his appearance in David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s musical Lazarus in New York. Award-winning British actor Kate O’Flynn and Broadway actor Seth Numrich complete the company.

This is an unforgettable production of Tennessee Williams’s heart-rending masterpiece of a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams.

A domineering mother. A daughter lost in a world of her own. A son determined to leave.

Desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura, Amanda Wingfield enlists her son Tom’s help. But will the long-awaited ‘gentleman caller’ fulfil or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?

A smash hit on Broadway, this Tony-nominated production of Williams’s heartbreaking drama has its European premiere at the International Festival.

John Tiffany’s stunning production…be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you.

Ben Brantley for New York Times

The triumph of this production is Jones’s performance… offers us the Amanda of our dreams

The Guardian

a beautiful piece of work with an emotional pulse

The Herald


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This production is appearing on London's West End in 2017. More information is available here

  • Captioned:
    Wed 10 Aug 7.30pm
  • Running time: 
    2 hours 40 minutes approximately
  • Audio Described:
    Wed 10 Aug 7.30pm
  • Touch Tour:
    Wed 10 Aug 6pm
  • Audio Described:
    Sat 13 Aug 2.30pm
  • Touch Tour:
    Sat 13 Aug 1pm

Venue

King's Theatre

2 Leven St,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9LQ

Supported by

The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust

Access

  • Touch tour
  • Audio described
  • Captioned performance
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    John Tiffany Director
    Steven Hoggett Movement
    Bob Crowley Set and costume design
    Natasha Katz Lighting design
    Paul Arditti Sound design        
    Nico Muhly Music

    Cast 
    Cherry Jones Amanda
    Michael Esper Tom
    Kate O’Flynn Laura
    Seth Numrich Gentleman caller

    An Edinburgh International Festival revival of an American Repertory Theater production 

    European Premiere


    More information about some of the artists

    American Repertory Theater
    Website
    Facebook

    John Tiffany 
    Website

    Steven Hoggett 
    Website

     

    The Glass Menagerie | The Independent

    August 11th 2016

    the emotional danes between the three family members and the gentleman caller Jim are expressive and wonderful

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    Review by: 

    David Pollock

    The Glass Menagerie | The Stage

    August 8th 2016

    a dance-like, dream-like, ambered and rose-hued production, the whole thing lit like a late summer afternoon

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    Review by: 

    The Stage

    The Glass Menagerie | The Herald

    August 11th 2016

    a beautiful piece of work with an emotional pulse

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    The Herald

    The Glass Menagerie | The Herald

    August 9th 2016

    What is possibly the saddest play ever written is blessed with fresh magic throughout

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    Review by: 

    The Herald

    The Glass Menagerie | What's on stage

    August 8th 2016

    Tiffany and his cast create the most vivid, realistic world, full of small touches of understanding and complicity

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    Review by: 

    What's on Stage

    The Glass Menagerie | The Independent

    August 8th 2016

    The greatest hit of the Edinburgh festivals' recent past and the biggest British theatre story of 2016

    Review by: 

    The Independent 

    The Glass Menagerie | The Guardian

    August 8th 2016

    That is just one example of why this is such a fine production: it is packed with intense psychological detail while stripping the play of realistic clutter

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    Review by: 

    Michael Billington

    The Guardian

    The Glass Menagerie | The Times

    August 11th 2016

    Cherry Jones, as Amanda, is exceptional

    Review by: 

    Ann Treneman 

    The Times

    Image: Michael J. Lutch


    This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

    The 2017 International Festival programme is now available to browse online.

    Tickets

    Dress circle: £38 £35 £28 £14
    Stalls: £35 £28 £20 £14
    Upper circle: £20 £14
    Previews (5 & 6 Aug): £32 £25 £20 £17 £12

    Current discounts

    Students: 30% off
    Senior citizens : 30% off
    Unemployed: 30% off
    BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% off
    Under 18s: 50% off
    Young Scot cardholders: 50% off