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Atri Banerjee will direct the Tennessee Williams classic.

Casting is complete for the forthcoming U.K. tour of Atri Banerjee’s acclaimed production of Tennessee WilliamsThe Glass Menagerie, first seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre in late 2022.

The tour, presented by the Rose Theatre, Alexandra Palace, and Belgrade Theatre, will kick off March 16-23 at the Belgrade before moving on to the Malvern Festival Theatre (March 26-30), Rose Theatre (April 17-May 4), Bristol Old Vic (May 7-11), Theatre Royal Bath (May 13-18), and Alexandra Palace (May 22-June 1).

BAFTA nominee Geraldine Somerville (Cracker, Gosford Park, and the Harry Potter film series) will reprise her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield, joined by new cast members Kasper Hilton-Hille as Tom Wingfield, Zacchaeus Kayode as Jim O’Connor, and Natalie Kimmerling as Laura Wingfield. Casting is by Helena Palmer.

The production will also have design by Rosanna Vize, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design and music by composer Giles Thomas, and movement direction by Anthony Missen.

Director Banerjee—whose production reimagines Williams' semi-autobiographical masterpiece, exploring the intimacy and intensity of love and loyalty that binds families together—said in a statement, “Theatre provides opportunities to explore time and memory in exciting and challenging ways. It’s a gift to revisit Williams’ classic and discover the new things it says about a world that's dramatically changed in just the 18 months since we first opened in Manchester. I’m delighted to be reunited with Geraldine and to work with our new cast members to bring this story to life.”

Christopher Haydon, artistic director at the Rose, added, “As familiar as The Glass Menagerie may be to some, Atri takes us on a heartfelt journey while challenging our perceptions of what we know about Williams’ characters. His bold and innovative interpretation will both excite those who know the story well and inspire new audiences with its optimism, energy, and love in the face of personal flaws, disappointment, and tragedy."

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