Our latest production The Glass Menagerie has opened on the mainstage to wonderful reviews, praising Giles Croft’s direction and sensitive performances from the entire cast.
“Tennessee Williams done to perfection” ★★★★
The Stage also writes, “beautiful moments include a cautious, tender wheelchair dance that evolves into a whirl of ecstasy.”
“More excellent work from Director Giles Croft.”
Nottingham Post also has high praise for the cast: “A terrific performance by Susannah Harker… Chris New delivers brilliantly the richness of Tom’s language.”
“A poetic masterpiece of staging” ★★★★★
East Midlands Theatre are very impressed with Daniel Donskoy’s performance, writing that he is “perfectly cast” as Jim O’Connor.
“A stage experience to be remembered.”
Theatreworld describes Amy Trigg’s Laura Wingfield as “heart-rending” and concludes that The Glass Menagerie is a “very special production.”
“It stays with you long after you’ve left the theatre” ★★★★★
Platform Magazine also comments that the “cast of four all do a wonderful job of carrying the balance between wit and melancholy – hitting all the right notes when moments of comedy suddenly become sad.”
“A grandstanding performance”
In their review, Exeunt commend the work of our Artistic Director Giles: “the delicacy of Croft’s approach renders its heightened moments all the more compelling”.
“Williams would be proud”
Impact Magazine also writes that “it is clear that this production has been carefully considered, with comments… [in the programme] on the staging choices of the play revealing the symbolic significance of many directorial and design decisions.”
Production photography by Robert Day.