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The Glass Menagerie Tickets

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Femi Elufowoju Jr directs this bone-chilling reimagining of Tennessee Williams' brilliant play, The Glass Menagerie.
Arcola Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre present The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams Directed by Femi Elufowoju Jr 23 May – 13 July Public sale opens Wednesday 23 January. To book early, become a supporter today. “A fire-escape landing’s a poor excuse for a porch.” Summer, 1937. Austerity turns up the pressure on the people of St Louis, for none more so than its African American community. Crowded amongst the tenements, Amanda Wingfield demands that her two children will lead a better life. Femi Elufowoju jr. directs a radical new interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ shattering play.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 (27 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar May 25, 2019

    Absolutely loved this staging. Great interpretation of the characters by all the actors. They really developed the characters and each had so much passion. Wonderful intimate theatre setting and staging. Really enjoyed it.

  • Review Avatar May 26, 2019

    An affecting and heartfelt production with an excellent cast.

  • Review Avatar May 28, 2019

    absolutely wonderful performances by all the cast, one of the best things around at the moment. In regards to the criticism it may be true he wouldn’t have invited a white person over due to the racial tension at the a time would have been truer is the guest had been black but I didn’t think that till I read the review. Overall just excellent performances and the setting worked too.

  • Review Avatar May 28, 2019

    Tennessee Williams wrote this play with the setting and backdrop of St. Louis, Missouri in 1930's when segregation between the white and black communities was at its peak. To depict the main characters as black strived away from the actual social issues being faced at the time. The mother was meant to be a "southern belle" when she was younger with umpteen callers, many of whom were plantation owners (very very rare possibility of them being black), but that would probably not have been the case as it would not be acceptable for her to marry a white man during this time. For me, I think the play was a bit off-putting mainly due to the historical inaccuracies that were clearly evident during this time in America.

  • Review Avatar May 29, 2019

    Very good.

  • Review Avatar May 31, 2019

    The show was amazing and by far the actors/actresses showed great skills, especially the actress who played Laura as the crippled young sister.

  • Review Avatar Jun 1, 2019

    Enjoyed, but thought this was an unbalanced production of a play I love.

  • Review Avatar Jun 9, 2019

    Unusual setting for the delivery of great performances. Highly recommendable

  • Review Avatar Jun 9, 2019

    Absolutely loved this show and the venue was excellent. The actors came and spoke to us afterwards and they were great!

  • Review Avatar Jun 9, 2019

    fabulous actors, perfect producing , unfortunately no conditioners and is difficult to breath and hot

  • Review Avatar Jun 9, 2019

    Liked the experience

  • Review Avatar Jun 9, 2019

    The set was imaginative, the acting was superb by all of the actors (even if one of them didn't look like his description). The play is worthwhile.

  • Review Avatar Jun 15, 2019

    Intense and emotional but also funny! Very moving and the black/white ethnicity element worked perfectly.

  • Review Avatar Jun 15, 2019

    Theatre at its best . Superb

  • Review Avatar Jun 18, 2019

    Excellent production with strong well presented characters. Love the theatre and it’s ambience. Jim empathetic to Laura’s situation. Mother so typical of type. Tom superb. Most enjoyable evening

  • Review Avatar Jun 18, 2019

    I did not anticipate being so up close to the actors. It made for a truly unique and enjoyable occassion. The 3 actors carried to the show so well. I hope for all the best for the actors. I would highly recommend the show.

  • Review Avatar Jun 19, 2019

    Cast needs to seriously work on their American accents, especially Laura. Honestly a terrible rendition of one of my favorite plays, very disappointed.

  • Review Avatar Jun 24, 2019

    Brilliant set and design, and the acting was powerful as well. The script is absolutely beautiful and the space itself was also lovely and intimate. A moving, well-produced show.

  • Review Avatar Jun 28, 2019

    Plucky performances but play a museum piece.

  • Review Avatar Jun 30, 2019

    The play was performed well. Very intimate setting which seemed perfect for this play...loved it.