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Theatre

If you see this show you’ll want to see it again – directed properly: The Glass Menagerie, at the Duke of York's Theatre, reviewed

2 July 2022

9:00 AM

2 July 2022

9:00 AM

The Glass Menagerie

Duke of York’s Theatre, until 27 August

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Theatre Royal Stratford East, until 17 July

The Glass Menagerie directed by Jeremy Herrin is a bit of an eyeball-scrambler. The action takes place on a huge black platform flanked by 1930s antiques: a typewriter, a broken piano, a reel-to-reel tape recorder and a smattering of Anglepoise lamps. This cryptic setting suggests that the play is being developed in a Museum of the Great Depression, and the show we are seeing is the latest rehearsal.

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