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Sher brings Broken Glass to West End

Published 17 June 2011

Antony Sher will reprise his performance in Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass this summer, when it is revived at the Tricycle theatre before transferring to the West End’s Vaudeville theatre.

He will be joined in the production, which runs at the Kilburn venue from 10 August to 10 September before running in Theatreland from 14 September to 10 December, by Tara Fitzgerald.

Miller’s Broken Glass follows a Jewish couple living in New York, whose lives are shaken by the anti-Semitic events of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany. When Phillip (Sher) asks a psychiatrist to help his wife Sylvia (Fitzgerald) recover from the trauma, the subsequent conversations reveal other problems in the couple’s relationship.

Sher starred in Broken Glass when it was staged at the Tricycle, directed by Iqbal Khan, in the autumn of 2010. Most recently seen on television in BBC2 drama The Shadow Line, the multi award-winning South Africa-born actor boasts London credits including Richard III, Kean, Primo, Stanley and Torch Song Trilogy.

Fitzgerald may be best known for playing Dr Eve Lockhart in recently cancelled BBC crime drama Waking The Dead, from which she will be given her own spin-off series, The Body Farm. The star of films including Sirens and Brassed Off was last seen in the West End starring opposite Keira Knightley in The Misanthrope.

Full casting is yet to be confirmed, though Nigel Lindsay, who originally starred opposite Sher, is unlikely to reprise his role as he is currently spending his days greened-up and in a fat suit playing the title role in Shrek The Musical.

Prior to Broken Glass’s transfer, the Vaudeville theatre will host a very different production, with The Flying Karamazov Brothers bringing their brand of comical, musical, acrobatic entertainment to the West End.



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