The Glass Menagerie
17 April – 4 May 2024
A Rose Theatre, Alexandra Palace Theatre, and Belgrade Theatre production
in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Atri Banerjee
Atri Banerjee’s acclaimed production of Tennessee William’s 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.
Age guidance: 12+