By AnthonyBailey

The Glass Menagerie

...Duke of York's, St Martin's Lane

...'Its young protagonist Tom, a portrait of the struggling artist as a restless, cinema-fixated St Louis warehouse-worker, yearns for a Whitmanesque liberty and sensory plenitude, but he’s stymied by his wage-slave duty of care to his mother and sister. Although his surname (Wingfield) conjures soaring possibility and natural bounty, he’s climbing the walls of an apartment that’s now the coffin of his dreams. Or rather, was: this is a “memory play”. In casting off the cares of adulthood and striking out on his own, he has managed to cut free – but he’s doomed to look back at what was forsaken, haunted by his Thirties youth.' Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

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