Amy Adams to star in West End’s The Glass Menagerie

American actor Amy Adams is to star in a new production of The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London in 2022. Tickets are on sale now

Amy Adams The Glass Menagerie
Amy Adams in The Glass Menagerie

Oscar-nominated actor Amy Adams is to make her West End debut in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, it will run for 14 weeks at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 23 May 2022 to 28 August, with opening night on 31 May.

Tickets went on general sale today (14 September).

In Williams’ classic memory play, Adams takes on the role of matriarch Amanda Wingfield, a former Southern Belle living precariously with her two children, Tom and Laura.

It will also feature Paul Hilton and Tom Glynn-Carney who, in a departure from other productions, will play Tom at different stages of the character’s life.

Lizzie Annis has been cast as Laura and Victor Alli will play The Gentleman Caller.

The Glass Menagerie is designed by Vicki Mortimer with lighting design by Paule Constable and video design by Ash J Woodward. It is presented by Second Half Productions.

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.”

Jeremy Herrin, co-director of Second Half Productions, added: “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.

“Tennessee 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.”

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