His Majesty’s Theatre lights up for THREE WEEKS ONLY from 2-21 August with Clare Watson’s captivating reimagining of The Glass Menagerie – a mind-bending masterpiece that questions truth and reality.
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Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle award for Best American Play back in 1944, The Glass Menagerie is the timeless family drama that thrust Tennessee Williams into the international spotlight. Now in 2022 it’s back, in all its haunting beauty – and it’s never hit so close to home.
Amanda Wingfield only wants the best for her two children, Tom and Laura. With her socialite adolescence behind her, Amanda puts all her energies into pushing her children up the social and financial ladder from which she has fallen. Shadowed by the absence of a father, they struggle to break free from their mother’s imposing ways.
Clare Watson (York, The Torrents) exquisitely directs Tennessee Williams’ most vulnerable and semi-autobiographical play. Fuelled by pity and duty, burdened by love and hate, the Wingfields are one of theatre’s most iconic and heartbreakingly real families.
The incredible cast includes much loved Mandy McElhinney (Wakefield, Love Child, Paper Giants), as matriarch Amanda Wingfield, Joel Jackson as her son Tom Wingfield (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries), along with Acacia Daken as daughter and sister Laura Wingfield (Itch, Lies Within Us) and Jake Fryer-Hornsby as Jim O’Connor, the gentleman caller (Halim, Dracula).
This is your grand night out of theatre escapism. Boasting tour de force performances, a spectacular set and red-carpet glamour on Perth’s grandest of stages, this ambitious new production proudly presented by Black Swan serves as a powerful meditation on the fragility of memory and asks, how do you escape reality when there’s nowhere left to hide?
The Glass Menagerie is presented through special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
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