Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie will showcase at the Duke of York's Theatre in May 2022.
Jeremy Herrin will direct the six-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams who will make her West End debut alongside Paul Hilton, Lizzie Annis, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Victor Alli, in a brand new production of the celebrated memory play by Tennessee Williams.
Although she is shattered by her husband’s abandonment, Amanda Wingfield remains completely focused on the future security of herself and two children, Tom and Laura although her determination collides with her children’s ambitions and dreams. The pressure that Amanda forces on her daughter to secure her future is beginning to stifle both their relationship and Laura’s already fragile self-esteem, while Tom feels trapped by his life in St Louis. As attention quickly turns to try to secure a suitor for Laura, the already fine thread that connects dignity to desperation is being pulled taut.
The Glass Menagerie is told as a 'memory play' and is introduced to the audience by Tom, both the narrator and protagonist who tells of his sister Laura, and mother Amanda, a slightly faded Southern belle who now shares an apartment with her son and daughter in St. Louis. Laura has suffered previously from polio and walks with a slight limp, making her a little insecure of the outside world. Amanda obsesses increasingly with finding a gentleman caller for her daughter who seems unable to properly integrate into society and spends the majority of her time playing with her collection of glass animals.
Seating PlanDuke of York's Theatre Seating Plan
Address104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Directions from nearest tube
(5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.
(Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night Bus Numbers
(Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Within Congestion Zone
There are three tiers in the theatre with the best seats located unsurprisingly in the front and centre of the stalls on the ground floor and dress circle one level up. The seats in the upper circle are usually priced accordingly which will save money however it is worth checking the different price bands for value and whether these seats have a clear view of the stage before you book.
This will depend on the production and how severe the restrictions actually are. All three levels of the venue do have seats that feature restrictions to the view of the stage so when booking tickets at the Duke Of York's Theatre it is highly recommended that you study the seating prior to purchase first to ensure not just that you are comfortable with the view but also that you are getting value for money for your ticket. Some of the seats in the rear stalls for example have severe restrictions from pillars yet are priced on a par or sometimes even more expensive than clear view seats in the upper circle. Restrictions in both the dress circle and the upper circle tend to be on the sides so where the action is taking place on stage will determine how bad the restriction is. Centrally located seats in the Duke Of York's are usually a pretty safe bet.