The Glass Menagerie
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Six time Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams makes her West End debut in a new production of Tennessee Williams's celebrated memory play, The Glass Menagerie directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall Trilogy, People Places and Things, This House). Paul Hilton (The Inheritance, Lady Macbeth, A Very British Scandal), Tom Glynn-Carney (The Ferryman, Dunkirk), Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli complete the stellar cast.
Shattered by her husband’s abandonment, Amanda Wingfield’s steely focus remains locked on her future security and that of her children, Tom and Laura. Her determination collides with her children’s dreams and ambitions. While Tom feels trapped by his life in St Louis, the pressure Amanda forces upon her daughter to secure her future is crushing both their relationship and Laura’s fragile self-esteem. As attentions quickly turn to securing a suitor for Laura, the fine thread that connects dignity to desperation is pulled taut.
Amy Adams has won two Golden Globes and has been nominated for six Academy Awards.
Amy is appearing in the film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, alongside Ben Platt. Universal will release the film on September 24, 2021. Amy is currently in production on Disenchanted, the sequel to her 2007 blockbuster hit, Enchanted, for Disney+. She is reprising her role of Giselle and also executive producing the film. It is expected to be released in 2022.
Amy’s recent credits include: Woman in the Window; Hillbilly Elegy (SAG nomination); Vice (Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice, BAFTA, Academy Award nominations); Sharp Objects (“Best Actress in Limited Series or Movie Made for Television” Critic’s Choice award and Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominations); Arrival (named Best Actress by the National Board of Review and Critics’ Choice award, SAG and Golden Globe nominations); Justice League; Nocturnal Animals, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Additional film credits include; Big Eyes (“Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination); American Hustle (“Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” Golden Globe; “Best Actress in a Comedy” Critics' Choice Award and “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” SAG Award and BAFTA nomination); Her; The Master (Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations); The Fighter (Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations); Julie and Julia; Doubt (Academy Award nominations); Enchanted (Golden Globe nominated); Junebug (Independent Spirit Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, San Francisco Film Critics Society Award, Breakthrough Gotham Award, Special Jury Prize for Acting, Sundance Film Festival and Academy-Award and SAG nominations).
Adams' other film credits include: Trouble with the Curve; On The Road; The Muppets; Night At The Museum 2: Battle at The Smithsonian; Sunshine Cleaning; Charlie Wilson's War; Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and Catch Me If You Can.
In early 2019, Amy announced the development of her production company, Bond Group Entertainment. The company signed a first look deal with HBO and are currently developing a multitude of projects including for television: Willa of the Wood; The Most Fun We Ever Had; The Kings of America; Nightbitch and Outlawed. They recently won the rights to Suzanne Simard’s NYT best-selling memoir, Finding the Mother Tree. They will produce it alongside Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Amy will star. Bond Group Entertainment are executive producers on The Glass Menagerie.
Victor Alli trained at RADA. Most recently, Victor was in rehearsals for The Browning Version (Riverside Studios) directed by Kenneth Branagh which sadly had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. His other theatre credits include Ghost House (The Vaults), Khadija is 18 (Finborough Theatre), Noise (National Theatre Studio), Scan Artists (The Yard Theatre), Timbuktu (Bush Theatre). His television work includes The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime/CBS) and Grantchester (ITV). Film credits include Belfast and Death on the Nile directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Lizzie Annis is currently filming The Witcher: Blood Origin for Netflix. Lizzie, who has cerebral palsy, graduated from Oxford School of Drama in 2020, this will be her professional stage debut.
Tom Glynn Carney
Tom Glynn-Carney trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Winning the Best Newcomer Evening Standard Award and Best Featured Actor Drama Desk Award for his performance in Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, Tom has had critical acclaim in the West End and on Broadway. His film credits include Dunkirk, The King, Tolkein and Rialto and his television credits include Domina, Doing Money and The Last Post.
Paul Hilton most recently shot Slow Horses for Apple, and played the lead in Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s BFI/Film4 feature Earwig, which will premiere at Toronto and San Sebastian this Autumn. Before the pandemic he performed on Broadway in the transfer of Young Vic hit show, The Inheritance, for which he was Tony nominated. Recent television includes Stephen Frears’ A Very English Scandal and The Crown. Film work includes Craig Roberts’ film Eternal Beauty, Lady Macbeth, London Road and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights. Other recent theatre work includes Lucy Kirkwood’s Mosquitoes at the NT Dorfman, the title role in Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan (National Theatre Olivier) and Anatomy Of A Suicide (Royal Court).
Mercedes trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Classical) and graduated with honours from New York University (BFA Acting). Theatre credits include: The Lehman Trilogy (West End); The Gas Heart (New York Theatre Workshop/ Lincoln Center Archives); Electra (Here Arts); Macbeth (Teatro Nomada); and Anohni's The Birth of Anne Frank (PS122). Recent TV credits include Armando Iannucci's Avenue 5 (HBO). Recordings/Albums: Mercy Songs; UMA; Path to Bliss; and Chants to Tara. Mercedes is an original member of Blacklips Performance Cult and Maureen Flemings Butoh Dance Company.
Phillip trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: David Copperfield (The Barn); Farewell Leicester Square (Townsend Productions); A Number (Old Vic). Film credits include: Daniel’s Set For Life (AUB).
Mark trained at Bretton Hall. Theatre credits include: True West (Vaudeville Theatre, West End); King Lear (Old Vic); Hangmen (Royal Court/West End); The Beaux’ Stratagem, A Taste of Honey and Port (National Theatre); Other People’s Money (Southwark Playhouse); The Trial of Jane Fonda and Frozen (Park Theatre); Abigail (The Bunker Theatre); Women Laughing (Old Red Lion); Masters Are You Mad? and Twelfth Night (Grosvenor Open Air Theatre); Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Accomplice(Menier Chocolate Factory); Spider’s Web (Bill Kenwright UK Tour); A Laughing Matter and She Stoops to Conquer (Out of Joint). TV credits include: Doctors (BBC); Belgravia; Coronation Street; and Emmerdale (ITV). Mark is a founding member of The Blueprint Theatre and Film Company.
Brydie trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Theatre credits include: Bushkid in South Crong (Theatre Peckham); Electra in House of Clytemnestra (Pleasance Theatre); and Lou in Crazy Sexy Cool Girl’s Fan Club (The Lowry). TV and Film credits include: Steph in the BBC’s television drama Then Barbara Met Alan (dir. Bruce Goodison); Nora in Tequila Dream (dir. Peter Lavery and placed as finalist for Best Actress at the British Short Films Awards); and Beatrice in The Mouse (dir. Theo Baines).
Director - Jeremy Herrin
Set Design - Vicki Mortimer
Costume Design - Edward K. Gibbon
Lighting Design - Paule Constable
Composition and Sound Design - Nick Powell
Video Design - Ash J Woodward
Casting - Jessica Ronane CDG