A NEW TAKE ON THE GLASS MENAGERIE AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE
By Steve Cooke
Following the Royal Exchange’s very well-received production of Hobson’s Choice Atri Banerjee returns with a new take on Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece The Glass Menagerie.
Tom escapes a suffocating home life through cigarettes and long visits to the movies while his sister, Laura, withdraws into her records and collection of glass animals. But their mother, Amanda, harbours dreams for them far beyond their shabby apartment. When Tom brings home a potential suitor for Laura, Amanda seizes the opportunity to change their fortunes.
The Glass Menagerie is a poetic and bruising portrayal of a family on the brink of change. Reimagined for the Exchange’s unique in-the-round theatre, this intimate and intense memory play explores the complex web of love, loyalty and trauma that binds families together.
2 Sept- 8 Oct
Standard Tickets range from £10 - £37. Limited numbers of Under 30s and Pay What You Decide tickets are available.
BANQUETTES: £10 Banquette seats will be released at 10am on the day of the first preview.
PREVIEWS & £12 MONDAYS: All preview performances are half price, and all tickets are only £12 on Mondays (not including previews).
Phone: 0161 833 9833
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH