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Opening: Kolectiv’s The Glass Menagerie

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Liverpool-based Kolectiv Theatre stage its production of Tennessee WilliamsThe Glass Menagerie at The Capstone Theatre within Liverpool Hope University’s creative campus on Thursday.

The theatre company, formed by Serbian theatre director Aleksandar Dundjerovic in 2000, is giving Williams’ ‘memory play’ the multi-media treatment with live music and projected visuals.

Kolectiv has performed in festivals in Romania, including Sibiu and Pitesti, Serbia and Iran. In 2009, the company appeared at the Fajir Festival in Iran with a production based on Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, titled The Orchard. Kolectiv was the only British theatre company to appear at the festival that year, collaborating with the Iranian company Bazi Theatre.

The Glass Menagerie includes a cast of seven including Maureen Bryan as Amanda Wingfield, Danny Douglas as Amanda's son, Tom Wingfield, Rebbeca Van Netten as Amanda's daughter Laura Wingfield, Matt Downton as Jim O'Connor, a friend of Tom and Laura, Neil Campbell as Father and Amanda's husband, Peter Kinley as Old Tom, and Abas Eljanabi as Cleaner.

Aleksandar Dundjerovic has adapted the play for the stage and takes up directing duties as well as stage vision, while Neil Campbell creates original music, Abas Eljanabi, visual images, and film footage is carried out by Melvin Lyons and Bing Studio.

Performances will take place on the following days and times:

Thursday, 3 March, 7.30pm

Friday, 4 March, 7.30pm

Saturday, 5 March, 3.30pm or 7.30pm

Call the Philharmonic Hall box office on 0151 709 3789 to book tickets. The Capstone Theatre is located at 17 Shaw Street, opposite the Collegiate, in Liverpool.


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