Broken Glass moves from the Tricycle to the Vaudeville
My next door neighbour saw Broken Glass at the Tricycle and said it was brilliant – and he sees even more theatre than me!
Broken Glass stars award winning actor Antony Sher and Tara Fitzgerald in the lead roles of Phillip and Sylvia Gellburg, a New York Jewish couple living in Brooklyn.
Following its record breaking run at the Tricycle theatre Broken Glass transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre earlier this month and runs to Saturday 10 December. Written by Arthur Miller, Broken Glass won the Laurence Olivier Award for Play of the Year in 1995.
Broken Glass Plot
While Philip is obsessed by his work, and trying to escape his own Jewish heritage, he has little time for his wife, but when Sylvia becomes partially paralysed after reading about the events of Kristallnacht in the paper something must be done. Philip brings in Dr. Harry Hyman to help get to the root of Sylvia’s problems, diagnosed with hysterical paralysis her symptoms are psychosomatic but the Dr pursues with his treatment. As the Dr comes closer to finding the source of Sylvias troubles, it is revealed that there are problems in the couple’s relationship, problems that could have disturbing consequences for the family.
Stanley Townsend playing the role of Dr. Harry Hyman.
Broken Glass Theatre Breaks
Broken Glass is on at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand. Hotels nearby include the Strand Palace Hotel, The Guoman Charing Cross and the newly re-opened Savoy Hotel – if you are feeling flush! Look out for those hotels when you book your Broken Glass break.
Performance times for Broken Glass the play are as follows:
Evenings: Monday – Saturday 19.30
Matinees: Wednesday 3pm, Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval and is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards