The Glass Menagerie (London)
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The Glass Menagerie (London)
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The Glass Menagerie (London) London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
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Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Slow, Must see

About the Show

Femi Elufowoju jr. helms a bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams' memory play.

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Member Reviews (7)

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8 Reviews | 0 Followers
55
Slow, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of Tennessee Williams and want a bit of drama.

Don't see it if You need to watch something refreshing and uplifting or if you want to have a relaxing night out.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Great writing, Confusing

See it if Narrator and Tom were both absolutely fantastic actors. Easy to watch family play.

Don't see it if Poor set design but the overall production was good. Strong cast and very enjoyable production.

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
91
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love Tennessee Williams work! This is foundational… The entire cast was brilliant- so captivating, dizzying and expertly done.

Don't see it if You’re very tied to very ‘by the book’ productions.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
81
Profound, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re studying streetcar for A level for context. If you want to see Amy Adams in the west end in a gentle American family drama.

Don't see it if You want to see Amy Adam’s in full comic mode. Tennessee Williams can be wry and she does bring out the humour well, but it’s a gentle piece

1 Review | 0 Followers
95
Intense, Profound, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if The acting was amazing, the play takes you to an uncomfortable place and makes you wonder how influenced you are by your parents choices.

Don't see it if It’s a brutal portrait of a broken family, bare in mind it’s a sad story.

1 Review | 0 Followers
92
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like great writing and acting.

Don't see it if You like a show where lots happens.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Enchanting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Quite a subtle piece, but beautifully written and well acted.

Don't see it if You want big drama

Critic Reviews (4)

The Guardian (UK)
June 4th, 2019

Bold and bewitching take on Tennessee Williams...Femi Elufowoju Jr’s engaging production puts an African American family at its centre but misses some of the play’s quietly heart-wringing moments.'
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The Times (UK)
May 30th, 2019

This is a play about memory, though, and that often forgives. The family dynamics themselves are terrifyingly believable...it is Naima Swaleh, making her professional stage debut as Laura, who is the standout star.'
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WhatsOnStage
May 31st, 2019

Though well-directed and with a fine cast, the tragedy of this production of The Glass Menagerie is that it is a missed opportunity. The casting should give the play something very new to say, but here it doesn't.'
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Time Out London
May 30th, 2019

It’s a very interesting idea for a staging, especially as this part of history is under-represented, so it’s shame the finished piece works so badly...Basically, ‘the feels’ just aren’t here. And they should be.'
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