Tennessee Williams

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The week in theatre: The Glass Menagerie; Girl on an Altar; We Started to Sing
Amy Adams’s star power fails to illuminate underpowered Tennessee Williams; Eileen Walsh burns bright as Clytemnestra; and Barbara Flynn and Robin Soans elevate a family nostalgia fest

Susannah Clapp

05, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Glass Menagerie review – Amy Adams’s West End debut fails to find its heart
Tennessee Williams’s story of yearning, passion and despair never puts us under its spell in Jeremy Herrin’s production

Arifa Akbar

01, Jun, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Theatre, dance and comedy to book in 2022 – from Alan Partridge to Tennessee Williams
Amy Adams makes her West End debut, immersive dance confronts mental health and Steve Coogan’s alter ego embarks on a rare live UK tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Glass Menagerie review – Ivo van Hove’s subterranean home blues
Isabelle Huppert stars in a shrewd staging of Tennessee Williams’s autobiographical memory play

Chris Wiegand

27, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Newly discovered Tennessee Williams story published for the first time
The 1952 work by the Streetcar Named Desire playwright was found in Harvard University’s archives

Alison Flood

15, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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Amy Adams to make her West End debut in The Glass Menagerie
Hollywood actor will perform at Duke of York’s theatre, London, as Amanda Wingfield in one of Tennessee Williams’ most autobiographical plays

Chris Wiegand

13, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review – Big Daddy’s birthday party still blazes
An imaginative staging of Tennessee Williams’ classic foregrounds the southern drama’s roots in Greek tragedy

Mark Lawson

09, Sep, 2021 @12:22 PM

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The Two Character Play review – hermetic sibling psychodrama
Tennessee Williams’s play within a play uses ingenious artifice, as its actor brother and sister perform their way into madness, but locks out the audience

Arifa Akbar

27, Jul, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Beyond These Walls review – Tennessee Williams cools down in Boston Spa
Drifters and deadbeats populate four lesser-known Williams shorts in this un-sultry Northern Broadsides anthology

Mark Fisher

28, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘They were these creative forces’: the friendship between Truman and Tennessee
In a new documentary, the connection between two era-defining writers is examined along with the many things that separated them

David Smith in Washington

18, Jun, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation review – reverently unrevealing
This documentary about two of the deep south’s most celebrated gay writers fails to illuminate their sometimes troubled friendship

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto: ‘Truman and Tennessee were lightning rods’
The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek actors lend their voices to Capote and Williams in a film about their friendship. They discuss self-loathing, being gay in Hollywood and coping in lockdown

Richard Godwin

22, Apr, 2021 @11:33 AM

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