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The Glass Menagerie (American Repertory Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

The Glass Menagerie Ed2016

Tennessee Williams put more than his own story into ‘The Glass Menagerie’: he also meant it as an artistic manifesto. Sixty years later, John Tiffany rediscovers the poetry and symbolism of the world Williams created, with delicate attention to the text, and an unforgettable design that captures the fragile beauty and sadness of memory. This stunning 2013 production premièred at American Repertory Theatre at Harvard, sold out on Broadway and is now part of the International Festival. Cherry Jones gives a brilliant performance that breaks clichés and delivers a natural, complex, funny, pitiful Amanda. This production establishes a new standard for ‘The Glass Menagerie’, making the classic play feel surprising and new.

King’s Theatre, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Aida Rocci]