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The Glass Menagerie


Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Maureen Ransome

13th, 16th - 20th Jan 1996

Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family.

Amanda Wingfield Sue Mooney
Tom, her son Simon Taylor
Laura, her daughter Gemma Langford
Jim, Gentleman Caller Geoff Bird
Stage Manager Jamie Blythe
Wardrobe Joyce Pomfret
Hilary Whitelam
Properties Marjorie Cox
Barbara Hopkinson
Mavis Rowlands
Continuity Barbara Ritchie
Lighting Design Cyril Hines
Lighting Operation Nicky Masters
Gordon Butler
Sound Norman Whitelam
Set Construction The Staging Team
Scenic Artist Andrew Hoyle
Photography Rick Dell
Programme Cover Derek Frith
Production Assistant Derrick Jones
Glass animals made by Rod Brocklehurst of Beeston, Cheshire