Information

  • Event Type /

    Theatre

  • When /

    18 May – 5 Jun

  • Where /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • Duration /

    2 hours 50 mins (inc. 25 min interval)

  • Warning /

    Show contains smoke and haze effects, strobe lighting, and smoking of herbal cigarettes

  • Latecomers /

    Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time

Season 2017

The Glass Menagerie

// is a stone's throw away from collapse.

Information

  • Event Type /

    Theatre

  • When /

    18 May – 5 Jun

  • Where /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • Duration /

    2 hours 50 mins (inc. 25 min interval)

  • Warning /

    Show contains smoke and haze effects, strobe lighting, and smoking of herbal cigarettes

  • Latecomers /

    Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time

The Glass Menagerie / introduces one of
 Tennessee Williams’ most legendary characters – the formidable Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern Belle with delusions of grandeur. The year is 1 and she’s stuck in a tiny, run-down apartment with her two adult children, the frustrated Tom and the cripplingly shy Laura. All three of them need to break free of the past. Could Laura’s ‘gentleman caller’ be their answer?

Straight from a sold-out season at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre, Eamon Flack’s new production subverts Williams’ own vision of The Glass Menagerie as a ‘memory play’. In real time onstage, recollections from the Wingfield apartment are converted into moments from a lost black-and-white film, as Tom re-imagines those he left behind.

Williams’ intensely vulnerable characters are poignantly realised in this production, which stars one of Australia’s greatest actresses, Pamela Rabe, in her Helpmann Award-winning role. As the play moves towards its devastating conclusion, we 
can only grieve for the disintegration of a family that / is a stone’s throw away from collapse.

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Act One / 70 minutes
Interval / 25 mins
Act Two / 75 minutes

★★★★½ You shouldn't miss it.

– Sydney Morning Herald

A thrilling production that feels painfully real.

– Daily Telegraph
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By / Tennessee Williams
Direction / Eamon Flack
Cast / Harry Greenwood, Luke Mullins, Pamela Rabe, Rose Riley

Set Design / Michael Hankin
Costume Design /
Mel Page
Lighting Design /
Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Design / Stefan Gregory

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Preview
Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm

Opening night
Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm 

Time to Talk
Tuesday 24 May, 6.30pm

Auslan Interpreted Performance^
Friday 3 June, 7.30pm

^ Please email boxoffice@malthousetheatre.com.au to book tickets to use the Auslan interpretation service.

PROGRAM

Read the program online.

TICKET PRICES

Subscriptions
Available now. See Packages for more information.

Single Tickets
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50

Tertiary Student* & Under 30s / $35

Single ticket prices are subject to change. Book early for the best prices.

*For Secondary Student bookings, including Secondary Student and Teacher prices, please see here.

Malthouse Prompt
Education Resources

On the blog

Autobiography and Faithfulness / by Luke Mullins

Luke Mullins, helps decipher the characters in the Glass Menagerie, who are largely based on playwright Tennessee Williams' own family.

Production partners and supporters

A Belvoir production.
Presented by Triple R.