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23 May–13 July 2019

Arcola Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Femi Elufowoju jr.

Arcola Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre present

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Femi Elufowoju jr

23 May – 13 July

“A fire-escape landing’s a poor excuse for a porch.”

Summer, 1937.

Austerity turns up the pressure on the people of St Louis, for none more so than its African American community.

Crowded amongst the tenements, Amanda Wingfield demands that her two children will lead a better life.

Femi Elufowoju jr. directs a radical new interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ shattering play.


Show Events

Relaxed Performance | Saturday 8 June, 3pm: A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions or anyone with sensory and communication disorders. Babes in arms are also welcome to relaxed performances.


Michael Abubakar

Tom Wingfield

Lesley Ewen

Amanda Wingfield

Charlie Maher

Jim O'Connor

Naima Swaleh

Laura Wingfield


Tennessee Williams


Femi Elufowoju jr.

Lighting Designer

Arnim Friess

Production Designer

Rebecca Brower

Movement Director

Kemi Durosinmi

Sound Designer

Yvonne Gilbert


Joel Trill

Casting Director

Nadine Rennie CDG
Best £26 (22 Previews)
Standard £22 (19 Previews)
Value £15
Restricted £10

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday, 7.30PM
Saturday matinees at 3pm
Press night: Wednesday 29 May, 7pm
Relaxed Performance: Saturday 8 June, 3pm


  • Students / 26 & under - 20% off Standard seats, or join Young Arcola for free to book Value seats at £10
  • 65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats
  • People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard or Value seats
  • People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats
  • Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats
  • School and college groups (10+) - Best available seats at £12 for Mon–Wed evenings and Wed matinees, one free teacher per 10 students
  • Groups (10+) - eleventh ticket free

    Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »

  • Press enquiries: Nancy Poole —

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    020 7503 1646

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