The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Barbican Centre · 05 JUN - 11 JUN

For this new French language show, Van Hove collaborates with the renowned Odéon–Théâtre de l’Europe on the classic memory play, releasing ghosts of the past to roam freely and speak for themselves

Overview

Stage and screen star Isabelle Huppert plays Amanda in Tennessee Williams’s bewitching masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, which is directed by Ivo van Hove.

Well-bred but having fallen on hard times, Amanda is locked in a life she never imagined with her two adult children. Aspiring poet Tom works in a factory as the main provider, slipping away to the movies whenever he can to escape his mother’s oppressive nostalgia. Laura, a fragile, self-conscious soul never leaves home, contenting herself with a collection of tiny glass animals. The arrival of a ‘gentleman caller’ one evening holds the promise of so much more ...

Intense and elusive, The Glass Menagerie was the first hit for Williams on Broadway in 1945 and his most openly autobiographical drama.

Age Recommendation: 14+

Date & time

Opening 05 Jun 2020
Fri 5 Jun - Thu 11 Jun, 2.30pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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