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Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 26 Jan 2017
Booking from: 24 Feb 2017
Booking until: 29 Apr 2017
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
THE GLASS MENAGERIE TICKETS

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Friday

24 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

25 Feb 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

27 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Tuesday

28 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

01 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

02 Mar 2017

7:30PM
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  • britishtheatre 6'1" male 49 reviews 9 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 10th February 2017
    Having studied The Glass Menagerie in school, this was the first time I've actually been able to see a production of it and it was well worth the wait. You can check out my review here: http://britishtheatre.com/review-the-glass-menagerie-duke-of-yorks-theatre/
    Sat in Stalls L13
    A great central seat with an uninterrupted view of the stage space. Plenty of leg room and surprisingly relatively easy exit to bar at interval.
    L13 Stalls - Duke of York's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls L13
  • SteveDoggett 181cm male 25 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 4th February 2017
    Never seen the show before, but thought it was great. Cherry Jones gave a brilliant performance. Like the staging, although I didn't get the weird miming. Definitely glad I wasn't in the Stalls as I wouldn't have seen all the reflections in the water around the stage from the Stalls.
    Has to be the best seats in the theatre. Dead centre for a perfect view of the stage. The legroom was OK and the seats aren't that comfortable.
    A11 Royal Circle - Duke of York's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Royal Circle A11
  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 83 reviews 2 helpful votes
    60% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 1st February 2017
    The Glass Menagerie is really a masterclass in acting, with brilliant performances across the board. Michael Esper carries the show incredibly well and it's easy to see why Cherry Jones has received so much acclaim for this production. Tennessee Williams is slightly too flowery for me - often his plays aren't about a whole lot but just have lots and lots of dialogue. Enjoyed Steven Hoggett's addition of movement, and the music that played frequently in the back. The scene between Laura and Jim was heart-breaking, but the play as a whole lacked something for me!
    Sat in Stalls A5
    A decent seat set three rows back for this particular production (The Glass Menagerie). Fairly central in the row so you get a good panoramic view of the entire stage. Legroom is decent enough to stretch out, but these seats are incredibly narrow and you end up very snug with your neighbours. Very uncomfortable seats too, and you end up sliding down. Slightly too close to the stage for me, and did have to crane my neck as the stage is set quite high. Would sit in seat 5 again, but perhaps further back in the Stalls.
  • sondheimkid 170 male 103 reviews 23 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Glass Menagerie, 27th January 2017
    Magical revival of Tennessee Williams' memory play, with a charming performance by Cherry Jones in the role of Amanda.
    Sat in Stalls F21
    Generally speaking, I would never say this is a bad seat. However, in the current production (The Glass Menagerie) there is quite a lot happening on the far right of the stage, and you can't see any of that. The very last moment of Act 1 takes place in that corner and quite a long dialogue between Tom and Amanda. Of course nothing really happens, they're just talking, but it can be a bit frustrating to look at an empty stage for five minutes. Luckily in the second act this problem never occurs. Great legroom and very comfortable seat, I would sit here again - but for a different production.
    F21 Stalls - Duke of York's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls F21
THE GLASS MENAGERIE SEATING PLAN
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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STORY
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.
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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.
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