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Photos: The Glass Menagerie in production

Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie returns to London this month in a stunning revival from award-winning director John Tiffany.

Tiffany, who is behind arguably the West End’s biggest hit of the last 12 months – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – is a Olivier and Tony Award-winning director, including his win for Best Direction of a Musical at the 2012 Tony Awards for Once.

The Glass Menagerie now comes to the Duke of York’s Theatre following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway.

The classic story focuses on a struggling family where a domineering mother, a daughter lost in a world of her own and a son desperate to leave them come to blows.

Former Southern belle Amanda Wingfield, played by Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Cherry Jones, enlists the help of son Tom (Michael Esper) to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura (Kate O’Flynn). But will the long-awaited “gentleman caller” (Brian J. Smith) fulfil or shatter the family’s dreams?

In this stunning production, 1930s St Louis is stylishly brought to life with movement by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett and set and costume design is by multi Tony Award winner Bob Crowle. Lighting is by multi Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, music comes from celebrated composer Nico Muhly and sound design is by Olivier and Tony Award winner Paul Arditti.

An exquisite family drama filtered through Tom’s memory, The Glass Menagerie first premiered in 1944. Its success catapulted Williams to notoriety, seeing him becoming one of America’s most highly regarded playwrights.

Check out these haunting shots from the production below and secure tickers for this landmark production now via Ticketmaster.co.uk.


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