A revival of The Glass Menagerie directed by Jeremy Herrin will come to the West End next spring at the Duke of York theatre in London. The Tennessee Williams play premiered in Chicago in 1944 and draws heavily from elements of Williams' own life.
Jeremy Herrin referred to the 1944 drama as “one of the best plays ever written – and probably one of the hardest plays to do because it is so fragile and poetic".
Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams has been cast as the St Louis matriarch Amanda Wingfield. While Paul Hilton and Tom Glynn-Carney, have been cast in the role of Amanda’s son, Tom, the warehouse worker and aspiring poet who narrates the play.
The Glass Menagerie will be the first show staged by Herrin’s new entertainment company, Second Half Productions. Previews begin at the Duke of York’s on 23 May and tickets are on sale now