Open from 10am Monday - Saturday
Drama Previous Production: 20 October – 5 November 2011

The Glass Menagerie

How fragile the human heart can be...

Aging southern belle Amanda Wingfield is desperate to find a suitor for her cripplingly shy daughter Laura, a young girl whose only solace is in her collection of glass animals, each as delicate and fragile as she is. When her brother Tom brings home a colleague to meet Laura, it finally looks like the family have a chance at salvation.

The Glass Menagerie was the play that propelled Tennessee Williams, one of the greatest American playwrights, to the mainstream. Written before his other masterpieces Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, this is a sensitive and heartbreaking portrayal of a post depression family in crisis, and a classic of twentieth century theatre.


Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Directed by Sarah Punshon

Designed by Michael Holt

Lighting Designer Daniella Beattie

Sound Designer James Earls-Davis

Written by Tennessee Williams


“The tensions in the play were so well nuanced that one was drawn right into the emotions of all the characters. In their different ways all four made the audience feel for them.” - The Public Reviews

"One of the most satisfying classic dramas at the Coliseum for some time." - Oldham Chronicle

“Michael Holt’s set design and Daniella Beattie’s austere lighting perfectly evokes the mood of the Depression but there’s nothing depressing about the performances and overall feel of this delightfully constructed production.” - The Stage


Katie Moore at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Katie Moore
Harry Livingstone at Oldham Coliseum Teheatre
Henry Livingstone
James Joyce at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
James Joyce
Louise Bangay at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Louise Bangay