The Tricycle theatre production of Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass receives a West End run at the Vaudeville theatre.

Broken Glass centres on a Jewish couple living in New York in 1938 whose lives are deeply affected by the horrific anti-Semitic events of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany. Phillip asks a psychiatrist to help his wife Sylvia recover from her trauma and through their conversations, problems in the couple’s relationship begin to surface.

Broken Glass received its UK premiere at the National Theatre in 1994, subsequently transferring to the Duke of York’s theatre and collecting the Laurence Olivier Award for Play of the Year in 1995. This production was staged at the Tricycle theatre in 2010 before returning there prior to this West End run.

A veteran of the UK stage and a hugely respected Shakespearean actor, multi-Laurence Olivier Award-winner Sher has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. In recent years his credits have included Stanley at the National Theatre, Kean at the Apollo theatre and Torch Song Trilogy in the West End. Also a writer and director, Sher’s plays include ID, Primo and The Giant, while he directed Fraser Grace’s Breakfast With Mugabe in 2006.

Sher is joined in Broken Glass by Tara Fitzgerald, who was last seen on stage in The Misanthrope opposite Keira Knightley. Her London stage credits also include A Doll’s House, Hamlet, And Then There Were None and Our Song, though she is currently best known for her recent role as Dr Eve Lockhart in Waking The Dead, for which she has been given a spin-off series, The Body Farm.

Miller’s vast career spanned six decades before his death in 2005. His many plays include The Crucible and All My Sons, both of which were revived in London last year, Death Of A Salesman, A View From The Bridge, The Price and After The Fall.

For more about Broken Glass at the Vaudeville theatre read the Big Interview with Antony Sher.

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