Plays Extend: Young Menagerie, Wilde HusbandDate: 24 November 2010
The Young Vic’s revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie has extended its run by two weeks, taking booking up to 15 January 2011.
The production, which is directed by Young Vic deputy artistic director Joe Hill-Gibbins and stars Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay, alongside Sinead Matthews, Leo Bill and Kyle Soller, opened earlier this month (17 November 2010, previews from 11 November) as part of the venue’s 40th anniversary season.
Williams’ autobiographical 1944 play centres on Tom, a young would-be poet, who struggles to support his overbearing mother and delicate sister. The last major London production, directed by Rupert Goold, starred Jessica Lange in the West End.
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Lindsay Posner’s production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, starring real-life husband and wife Alexander Hanson and Samantha Bond, has extended its run until 26 February 2011.
In Wilde’s 1895 satire, Mrs Cheveley (Bond) attempts to ruin the career of politician Robert Chiltern (Alexander Hanson) by producing incriminating evidence about his past. However, she hasn't reckoned on the faithfulness and good memory of his devoted wife (played by Rachael Stirling), nor the assistance of his philandering friend Lord Goring (Elliot Cowan).
The production, which opened on 10 November 2010 (previews from 4 November), also features Caroline Blakiston, Charles Kay and Fiona Button. It’s designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lit by Peter Mumford and produced by Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions.
Several West End shows have announced additional dates over the Christmas period: