THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Wed 30 June 2010
A compassionate drama set in St Louis in the 1930s and first performed just after the end of World War II, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. This is a sensitive play, not to be confused with his later works Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Streetcar Named Desire.
It was directed with style and simplicity by Paul Aucott who says â€œThis charming wistful play has a haunting quality that will touch anyone who has ever felt an outsider in a world they cannot quite understand. Its poetic imagery is hard to forget and you will leave the theatre a little wiser about the frailty of human nature. It is the perfect play for a hot summer evening - tender and suitable for all ages to enjoy.â€
In a strong cast two Nantwich Players "veterans", Virginia Meir and Neil Hodges, were joined by two new members, Lucy Desmond and Robert West.