Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG
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Opened: 26 Jan 2017
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 29 Apr 2017
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes



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  • clairemichelle 5"3 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 8th March 2017
    I absolutely adored this show. Beautifully written, directed and performed. Cherry Jones was my favourite of the four actors - she was captivating at all times, and humorous at the right times. I really liked the lighting, movement, music and stage setting too - there really isn't anything I could fault. My other favourite play is the Cursed Child, and the similarities in the two were subtly noticeable, due to sharing a director and movement director, which just made it all the more enjoyable for me. (Please note: I have blacked out the set from my picture, but you can still get a feel for what the view is like.)
    Considering I only paid £20 for this seat, this was a great view. As the theatre is fairly small (at least, compared to others I've been in) I still had a good view of the stage despite being in the highest tier. At some points, I did have to lean slightly to see over people's heads, but apart from that, no complaints whatsoever. Seat was comfortable and leg room was adequate enough. Also, the theatre itself is beautiful - one of the nicest I've been in.
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    View from Upper Circle D17
  • ruthc17 5"8 female 22 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 4th March 2017
    Fantastic show! Got slightly emotional during the scene between Laura and the Gentleman Caller. The whole cast was really great.
    Sat in Stalls F21
    This is a good value for money stall seat if you really must sit in the stalls. Be aware that you will get an extreme side view and the left quarter of the stage will be cut off (this is not too bad since not much action took place there). I was lucky enough that there was no one sitting in front of me during my matinee show, so that helped - not sure how good the view will be if there is someone sitting in front of you as there is no rake with the seats.
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    View from Stalls F21
  • sotra 160cm female 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 25th February 2017
    I went to see The Glass Menagerie. The actors were good. Some scenes could have been easily deleted or shortened in my opinion, such as the ones where the characters are alone in their own thoughts. It was dragging the play a bit, I thought. But all in all, I enjoyed the play.
    Comfort: Yes, fairly comfortable. Legroom: I am 1.60m so the legroom was fine, but I could see a tall man in front of me struggling. View: A bit far from the stage but was OK. I could hear all the dialogue. And I could still see well enough the faces of the actors. Only the scenes taking place at the front of the stage were a bit obstructed by the heads of the people in the front row. Luckily the majority of the play was at the table or near the sofa (see photo). All in all, a good seat for the price.
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  • emmabrookes 5"6 female 58 reviews 38 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 4th March 2017
    A really beautiful production with gorgeous staging and excellent performances. Well worth seeing.
    This seat is raised up on a platform at the back of the circle. The seat itself is quite shallow and has no actual back (your back is against the wall) so it's not the comfiest. This seat is also part of a bench so there's no seat arm and nothing separating you from the next seat (each seat is pretty narrow). The overhang of the ceiling is pretty extreme too so you lose a substantial part of the top of the stage which could be an issue depending on the production. Because these seats are raised up you can see easily over the heads of the people in the rows in front however. Not terrible value for the money but alright for a short production (to avoid back ache).
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    View from Upper Circle H8
The stalls in the Duke of York’s Theatre generally give some of the best views in the theatre, however as the rows are very straight they can be quite restricted, as well as having pillars interfering, especially in rows H to Q. There is some slight overhang from the Royal Circle in Row J backwards, however this generally doesn’t interfere with most productions.

The Royal Circle generally feels quite close to the stage, with a deep rake giving a good view, so these seats are generally recommended. Both the Royal Circle and Upper Circle have a sharp curve however, meaning that seats at ends of rows can be very side on.
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Following hugely successful runs on Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival, acclaimed director John Tiffany will bring his revival of the classic Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End in what’s anticipated to be one of the most exciting transfers this winter.

The Glass Menagerie is the latest work brought to stage by the acclaimed director John Tiffany. He first saw huge success during his tenure as Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland with his much loved production of Black Watch in 2006, which won four Olivier Awards. In 2011 he directed the stage adaptation of the film-musical Once, which won a huge range of Tony and Olivier Awards. Since then he has gone on to direct Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, one of the biggest plays ever to hit the West End.

John Tiffany’s visionary fresh production of The Glass Menagerie was first performed at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts before later transferring to Broadway. The play received a nomination for the Best Direction of a Play Award at the Tonys.

The play is a heart-rending masterpiece about a family attempting to keep going on nothing but hopes and dreams. The story follows Amanda Wingfield, who desperately attempts to support her fragile daughter with at least one “gentleman caller”, as well as her son, Tom, who dreams of escaping from his warehouse job and his oppressive home life.

Multi Tony Award-winning American actress Cherry Jones is set to reprise her role as Amanda Wingfield, following huge success in both Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival. She is known for her roles in the original production of Stepping Out as well as her part as Mabel in Pride's Crossing, and film roles in The Horse Whisperer and Erin Brockovich.

She is joined by two members of the original Edinburgh cast. Kate O’Flynn (Port, A Taste of Honey) takes the role of Laura, while Michael Esper (Lazarus, The Last Ship) plays Tom. Brian J Smith (The Columnist, Three Changes) also returns to his role from the Broadway production as the Gentlemen Caller.

The play is beautifully brought to life by an acclaimed creative team turning the Duke of York’s Theatre into stylish St Louis in the 1930s. Including movement by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hogget, lighting by Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz, sound by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Paul Arditti, costume and set design by Tony Award-winner Bob Crowley, this is a set to be a beautiful and powerful version of Tennessee Williams’ heart-breaking classic.

The play is set for a strictly limited run of 13 weeks only, with performances beginning on 26th January 2017 and running until 29th April 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End.
Fans of other Tennessee Williams plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof should ensure they take the time to catch what is expected to be one of the best revivals of Williams’ work in recent years. With acclaimed award-winning director John Tiffany at the helm, the classic play is certainly in safe hands.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 13+