NEWS: Amy Adams to Make West End Debut in The Glass Menagerie

The new revival of Tennessee Williams’s play will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 23rd May 2022.

Second Half Productions have announced that its first production will be a revival of The Glass Menagerie, which will begin performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre in May 2022. The company has been co-founded by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O’Rahilly.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, this revival of Tennessee Williams’s play is set to star six time Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams who will be making her West End debut in the production, starring as Amanda Wingfield.

It was also announced that Paul Hilton (The Inheritance, Lady Macbeth, A Very British Scandal), Tom Glynn-Carney (The Ferryman, Dunkirk), Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli will complete the cast.

Shattered by her husband’s abandonment, Amanda Wingfield’s steely focus remains locked on her future security and that of her children, Tom and Laura. Her determination collides with her children’s dreams and ambitions. While Tom feels trapped by his life in St Louis, the pressure Amanda forces upon her daughter to secure her future is crushing both their relationship and Laura’s fragile self-esteem. As attentions quickly turn to securing a suitor for Laura, the fine thread that connects dignity to desperation is pulled taut.

Talking about the news, Amy Adams said: “ I am so honoured and excited to be a part of bringing The Glass Menagerie to the stage in the West End! I have always felt a strong pull towards the work of Tennessee Williams and to this deeply personal story. I am so grateful to be working with the brilliant Jeremy Herrin and with all of the talented cast and creative team. I look forward to the shared experience of theatre See you in 2022!”

Meanwhile director Jeremy Herrin commented: “ I can’t wait to work with such a talented cast led by the brilliantly transformative Amy Adams on one of the best plays ever written. Tennesse Williams’ masterpiece is a delicate work of genius and I look forward to working with a world class creative team including Vicki Mortimer, Paule Constable and Ash J Woodward to allow the play to resonate in a fresh and exciting way. I’m grateful to the Williams’ estate who have allowed me to split the role of Tom Wingfield – and thrilled to have cast Paul Hilton to play him, and Tom Glynn-Carney to play his younger self. And it is a privilege for Second Half Productions to give West End debuts to the wonderful talent of Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli as Laura Wingfield and Jim O’Connor respectively.”

The creative team behind the production is set to include: designs by Vicki Mortimer with lighting design by Paule Constable and video design by Ash J Woodward. 

The Glass Menagerie will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 23rd May until the 28th August 2022. To book tickets click here.

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