The Glass Menagerie

  • By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Atri Banerjee.
  • 5 June 2020 - 4 July 2020
  • The Theatre
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'The past turns into everlasting regret if you don’t plan for it.'

In a shabby apartment, a troubled sister and her brother pick a path through the wreckage of a broken family home. Their mother is desperate to marry Laura off – so when Tom brings home a suitor for her, hopes are high that they may have found the man of their dreams. All this, Tom remembers – but memory is fragile, and the clarity of truth can be clouded over time.

Hot on the heels of his Stage Debut Award-winning Royal Exchange production of HOBSON’S CHOICE, Atri Banerjee returns with a devastating new take on the masterpiece that made Tennessee Williams’ name. Intimate and intense, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is a domestic play wrestling with global questions as, like Tom, Laura and Amanda, our world stands on the brink of change.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 5 June - Saturday 4 July 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm. View all times & dates


    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £19.00. Half Price Previews: Friday 5 June, Saturday 6 June, Monday 8 June and Tuesday 9 June (all 7.30pm) View all ticket prices

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  • Creative Team
  • WRITER Tennessee Williams

    DIRECTOR Atri Banerjee

    DESIGNER Rosanna Vize


    SOUND DESIGNERS Ben and Max Ringham



  • Related Events
    Tuesday 30 June, following 7.30pm show. 
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    Like an informal, friendly book club, but for plays
    Saturday 20 June, 5.00pm *
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    Pre-show introduction to the play, led from the stage and featuring company members.
    Thursday 18 June, 10.30am - 12 noon. Tickets £6 / Concessions £4
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    Join the cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE in a Q&A
    Friday 26 June, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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  • Accessible Performances
  • If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

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    AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 27 June, 2.30pm

    BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 17 June, 7.30pm

    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES: Saturday 20 June, 2.30pm and 7.30pm


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