A casting announcement from one of my favourite theatres, The Royal Exchange!
The Royal Exchange Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast for their summer production of Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical classic THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Award-winning director Atri Banerjee has assembled a stunning cast giving a fresh perspective to this iconic memory play. Geraldine Somerville takes on the role of Amanda Wingfield having made her Royal Exchange debut as Laura Wingfield in 1989. She is joined on stage by Joshua James (Tom Wingfield), Oseloka Obi (Jim O’Connor) and Rhiannon Clements as Laura who returns following her role in the Exchange’s current production WUTHERING HEIGHTS.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE is Tennessee Williams’ poetic and bruising portrayal of a family on the brink of change. Tom remembers; he recalls his mother Amanda, his sister Laura, their suffocating dependency and the overwhelming responsibility of family ties that bind you for life. But memory is fragile, and the clarity of truth and recollection is clouded over time. Created for the Exchange’s unique in-the-round theatre, this intimate play tackles questions that resonate across the globe. THE GLASS MENAGERIE can be seen in the Theatre from 5 June – 4 July.
Are you planning on seeing The Glass Menagerie at the stunning Royal Exchange?
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