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Williams play set in 1930s America
9:10am Thursday 14th June 2012 in Theatre
CHELTENHAM’S Everyman Theatre is presenting its first professional in-house production for more than 15 years; Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.
The play is set in St Louis, Missouri, during the American depression era of the 1930s and focuses on the struggles and gradual disintegration of the Wingfield family, as told through the recollections and memories of Tom Wingfield.
Julia Hills stars as the Wingfield family matriarch, Amanda, a faded southern belle, abandoned by her husband and trying to raise her two children under harsh financial conditions.
The Glass Menagerie is directed by the Everyman’s creative director Paul Milton with set and costume design by Phil Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith.
The cast also includes Hasan Dixon as Tom, Emmy Sainsbury as Laura and Robert Fawsitt as Jim.
The Glass Menagerie runs until Saturday at 7.45pm.
There are matinee performances today and Saturday at 2pm.
Tickets cost between £10 and £25 from the box office on 01242 572573.
For further information, visit the theatre’s website at everymantheatre.org.uk.