Thursday 03rd May

The Glass Menagerie           Compántas Lir          Thursday 3rd May

First performed in 1944, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ was Tennessee Williams’ breakthrough play. The story, as told through the memories of Tom, elude to Williams’ own past. In this production Compántas Lir have put more distance between Tom and the ghosts of his past. “Time is the longest distance between two places”. In what is a fresh revision of the piece, which Williams himself described as the saddest play he ever wrote, Compántas Lir look back on a play that was a breakthrough piece of theatre in its own time. To this day, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ evokes a haunting reflection of Williams’ personal struggles, and that of all lost poets.

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