The Young Vic Theatre is gearing itself up to welcome some acclaimed actors to its stage in the months ahead, with Debora Findlay and Sinead Matthews teaming up to star in a brand new production of the Tennessee Williams classic “The Glass Menagerie”. Running from November 2010 to January 2011 it will give audiences the chance to witness two well known English actresses live onstage, with Leo Bill and Kyle Soller also amongst the cast members. As the London theatre is also celebrating its 40th birthday, it will be an exciting time to be at the Young Vic Theatre.
Tennessee Williams’ 1944 drama centres on a struggling poet called Tom as he attempts to support his family. It is widely regarded as an autobiographical work from Williams as Tom works in a warehouse attempting to make enough money to support his overbearing mother. But his mother is not the only member of his family that he must look out for; there’s also his sister, a highly obsessed, mentally ill woman with a crippled foot. Many of the characters can be linked to Williams himself and to his family and as a result it is a highly regarded piece of American drama that is fondly considered even now – 60 years since it first premiered in Chicago.
Star Deborah Findlay has enjoyed a career that has included television and stage appearances in the 1990s and 2000s. On the stage audiences may have seen her in productions of “Madame de Sade” at the Wyndham’s Theatre (as part of the Donmar West End season alongside Judi Dench) in 2009 and in “Stanley” at The National Theatre in 1997, the latter winning her a Laurence Olivier Award along the way. On screen her credits range from “Cranford” (also starring Dench), “Foyle’s War”, “The Last Train” and “Silent Witness”.
But those with theatre tickets to witness “The Glass Menagerie” will also witness Sinead Matthews in a lead role. She has also appeared across mediums, with film and television credits to her name alongside stage roles. For the latter she appeared in “Our Class” at the National Theatre in 2009, whilst screen appearances include “In Love with Barbara” for television, alongside “The Boat that Rocked” and “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” for cinema.
Appearing over the Christmas season alongside plays such as An Ideal Husband and others across the capital, “The Glass Menagerie” appears at the Young Vic from Wednesday 17th November 2010 (previews from Thursday 11th November 2010) to Saturday 1st January 2011.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 18th November 2010|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 1st January 2011|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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