Hollywood star Amy Adams makes her West End theater debut in Tennessee Williams’ revived The Glass Menagerie. Adams, a six-time Oscar nominee, has been cast as St. Louis matriarch Amanda Wingfield in Williams’ Memorial Play, one of his most autobiographical works.
The Glass Menagerie will open at the Duke of York’s London Theater next spring.
Director Jeremy Herrin called the 1944 drama “one of the best plays ever written and probably one of the most difficult plays because it is so fragile and poetic.”
Herrin called Adams a “great performer” and versatile performer with a subtle approach to uncovering the inner life of Amanda, whom Williams described as a woman of “a huge but confused life force desperately clinging to another time and place.”