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

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Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Profound, Intelligent

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

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2 Reviews | 0 Followers
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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

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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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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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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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