Tennessee Williams’s acclaimed masterpiece returns to the West End with a new staging by award-winning director Jeremy Herrin. Featuring an A-list cast, the play explores the fragility of memory through the tale of a declined Southern Belle living precariously with her two children. The show, which is the production’s company debut, will be performed this summer for a limited run.
“Time is the longest distance between two places.” And surely such separation has been felt since this new venture was first announced until it finally landed on the West End last week. Now, just one day away from its official opening, the revival of Tennessee Williams’s memory play is about to tease ever-longing patrons once again. But this time, there’s a bit more to offer for those who just can’t wait to see how this new take on the renowned playwright’s classic looks like. Today, Second Half Productions has released the imagery of their debut effort, with an exceptional cast performing Williams’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece on the the fragility and fallibility of the human mind.
Featuring a bold new staging, the play stars Six-time Academy Award nominated and two-time Golden Globe winning actressAmy Adams in the role of Amanda Wingfield, a former Southern Belle living precariously with her two children. Narrated through jumps between past and present, the show also stars Tony award-nominee Paul Hilton and Tom Glynn-Carney will both play Tom – at different stages of the character’s life – with Lizzie Annis as Laura (both Amanda’s childrend) and Victor Alli as Jim O’Connor.
Under the guidance of award-winning director Jeremy Herrin, the creative team is formed by Vicki Mortimer as production designer, with lighting design by Paule Constable, video design by Ash J Woodward, costumes by Edward K. Gibbon and music and sound design by Nick Powell, among others. On its side, Second Half Productions is a new company founded by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O’Rahilly, pursuing the development of “innovative work by world-leading artists for stage and screen, breathing new and unexpected life into classic stories and championing extraordinary writing from new and established voices”.
The Glass Menagerie will run until Saturday August 27th 2022, with performances from Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are available on the following link.