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The Glass Menagerie Production Images

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

Kieran Hill [The Gentleman Caller] and Fiona Hampton [Laura Wingfield]. Photo credit: Ian Tilton

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

Margot Leicester [Amanda Wingfield] and Nathan Wiley [Tom Wingfield]. Photo credit: Ian Tilton

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

Nathan Wiley [Tom Wingfield], Margot Leicester [Amanda Wingfield] and Kieran Hill [The Gentleman Caller]. Photo credit: Ian Tilton

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

The Glass Menagerie Production Images

Fiona Hampton [Laura Wingfield]. Photo credit: Ian Tilton

27 March - 20 April 2013

Octagon Theatre Bolton presents

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

About

Following on from the huge success of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by David Thacker, the Octagon presents Tennessee Williams’ first great play: The Glass Menagerie.

In a cramped St Louis apartment in 1945 the regrets, hopes and frustrations of an abandoned family are revealed with the truth, humour and compassion for which Tennessee Williams is renowned. A largely autobiographical play, it is widely acknowledged that Williams’ own family relationships provided inspiration for The Glass Menagerie.

Tennessee Williams created enduring classics of the American stage, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for both A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). The Glass Menagerie became an instant and enduring hit when it appeared on Broadway in 1945, winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play.

The Glass Menagerie is presented through special arrangement with The University of South Sewanee, Tennessee.

Tickets: £23.50 - £9.50, discounts available including SEASON TICKETS, groups, schools young person's £5 stand-by tickets
Click this link for more information

Performance Times
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 28 Mar, Sat 6, Sat 13, Wed 17 Apr, 2pm
See the calendar to the left for full performance listings.

Special Diary Dates
Bargain Nights: Wed 27, Thu 28 Mar (tickets £15.50 - £9.50)
Meet the director and cast: Thu 18 Apr (free, post show)
Investigate Day: Sat 13 Apr (£17.50, £14.50 concessions)
Audio Described: Thu 11 Apr, 7.30pm
British Sign Language (BSL): Wed 17 Apr, 7.30pm


There will be no performances on Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April.

Please note: the play contains on stage smoking of herbal cigarettes.


Book Now

Tickets: £23.50 - £9.50, discounts available including SEASON TICKETS, groups, schools young person's £5 stand-by tickets
Click this link for more information

Performance Times
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 28 Mar, Sat 6, Sat 13, Wed 17 Apr. 2pm
See the calendar to the left for full performance listings.
There will be no performances on Fri 29 March and Mon 1 April 2013.

Special Diary Dates
Bargain Nights: Wed 27, Thu 28 Mar (tickets £15.50 - £9.50)
Meet the director and cast: Thu 18 Apr (free, post show)
Investigate Day: Sat 13 Mar (£17.50, £14.50 concessions)
Audio Described: Thu 11 Apr, 7.30pm
BSL: Wed 17 Apr, 7.30pm


Reviews

"4 STARS"
The Guardian

 

“...this is a very, very, fine production indeed, by far the best I’ve ever seen of this too-oft-performed American classic...this is pretty much the perfect combination of cast, staging and director working on a great play and producing a night at the theatre that you will remember for a very long time.”
Alan Hulme, Manchester Theatre Awards

 

4 STARS. The Glass Menagerie is a play that you feel obliged to go and see because it is regarded as a classic. With the current production at the Octagon you just feel you’d like to see it again, as it feels fresh.”
What’s On Stage

 

“David Thacker directs with such delicacy it is as if everything is handled with white gloves. Another superb production from the Octagon as it continues to be one of the finest repertory theatres in the country.”
The Public Reviews

 

"If you want classic American drama, then the Octagon is the place to find it, season after season - and David Thacker (one of Arthur Miller’s favourite directors) is the man to do it."
The Stage

 

"The skill of the director has to be acknowledged in steering the perfect course and pace of the whole production, but there are some very well-measured performances from all of the cast."
British Theatre Guide


Cast & Crew

Fiona Hampton
Kieran Hill
Margot Leicester
Nathan Wiley

Director: David Thacker
Set & Lighting Designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Designer: Mary Horan
Movement Director: Lesley Hutchison
Sound Designer: Andy Smith
Assistant Director (placement): Marney Guy


 

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