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Arthur Millers Broken Glass at the Vaudeville Theatre

Tuesday, 28th Jun 2011

Antony Sher Starring Alongside Tara Fitzgerald in the West End Transfer from September

It has been revealed that the production of “Broken Glass”, which is set to appear at the Tricycle Theatre in August, will be transferring to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from September for a run that takes it up to the first half of December. Arthur Miller’s classic play will feature Antony Sher in a lead role alongside Tara Fitzgerald, both of whom have appeared in a wealth of shows both onstage over the years.

Antony Sher is a multi-talented performer who has also worked as a director and writer in addition to his high profile acting roles in numerous shows. His career on the stage has spanned many decades, with early roles at the Liverpool Everyman in the 1970s giving way to more recent work that appeared at The National Theatre and the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. His credits include “Kean” at the Apollo Theatre in 2007, “Primo” at the Cottesloe National Theatre in 2004, “I.D” at the Almeida Theatre and productions like “The Winter’s Tale” and “Macbeth” for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Tara Fitzgerald, meanwhile, has appeared in a wide range of productions, with recent appearances alongside the likes of Keira Knightley and Gillian Anderson in “The Misanthrope” at the Comedy Theatre and “A Doll’s House” at the Donmar Warehouse respectively. Other credits include “And Then There Were None” at the Gielgud Theatre in 2005 plus onscreen roles such as “Waking the Dead”, “The Lion’s Mouth” and “Brassed Off”.

Arthur Miller’s “Broken Glass” focuses a Jewish New York couple – Phillip (Sher) and Sylvia (Fitzgerald) – who are affected deeply by Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany. The anti-Semitic events take a particular hold on Sylvia and as a result Phillip seeks the help of a psychiatrist to help her get over it. But her conversations with the therapist uncover much more than expected and alongside the trauma of actions in Germany there are issues regarding their relationship.

Prior to the arrival of “Broken Glass” at the Vaudeville, the theatre will also welcome shows such as “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” from July to September and “The Flying Karamazov Brothers” from June to September.

“Broken Glass” runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday 16th September 2011 (previews from Wednesday 14th September 2011) to Saturday 10th December 2011.

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