The Glass Menagerie

Catherine McGraffin and Vanessa Downing in The Glass MenagerieWidely regarded as one of Tennessee Williams’ most powerful and haunting plays, The Glass Menagerie is a poignant reflection on the glories of times past, with echoes of loneliness, fragility and innocent hope.

Amanda Wingfield wants what any mother would – a stable career for her wayward son Tom and a suitor for her fragile daughter Laura. Her romantic sensibilities are captured by the idea that Tom’s friend Jim might be the ideal gentleman caller.  But is he simply too good to be true?

It’s one of my favourite pieces of work of all time” says Director Mark Kilmurry. “The characters are so intricate, so intense and yet so real. It’s very visual and it has such truth in the writing that it’s still relevant today.”

“This is a classic drama which has been revived many times and it’s easy to see why – it’s always different, it’s always the same and it’s always, always Tennessee Williams.”

Director: Mark Kilmurry  Cast: Eric Beecroft, Vanessa Downing, Catherine McGraffin, Tom Stokes  Designer: Lucilla Smith  Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins

The Glass Menagerie
Ensemble Theatre – 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
Season continues to 10 August 2013
Bookings: (02) 9929 0644 or online at:

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Image: Catherine McGraffin and Vanessa Downing in The Glass Menagerie