Broken Glass

Vaudeville Theatre, Strand, London

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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cast: Antony Sher, Tara Fitzgerald, Stanley Townsend, Caroline Loncq, Brian Protheroe, Suzan Sylvester

author: Arthur Miller

director: Iqbal Khan

producer: PW Productions and Tricycle London Productions

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
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Vaudeville Theatre
Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0NH

  • Nearest tube: Charing Cross (200m) Embankment (300m)
  • Nearest bus: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176
  • Nearest train: Charing Cross (100m)
  • Parking:

    50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown or Q-Park Trafalgar, both only 7 minutes away.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 020 7836 7969 Fax: 0207 497 0087
  • Discounts: Discounts are available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions, but vary depending on the current production.
  • Limited mobility: Stall aisle seats and boxes have the most leg room. Book early if you wish to sit in these seats.
  • Access description: There is a step of approx. 5cm then 2 sets of double doors opening into the foyer. Box Office counter on right. Staircases are all highlighted and have handrails on both sides. Stalls are 6 steps down from the foyer. 27 steps up to the Dress Circle (3 steps between rows). Upper Circle 54 steps up from foyer, though very narrow. Auditorium open 30 mins before performance.
  • Hearing impaired: No facilities at present.
  • Guide dogs policy: Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium and boxes and staff can dog-sit at foyer cloakroom or management office by prior arrangement with the management.
  • Wheelchairs: Steps to all levels. Wheelchair users who will remain in their chair can use the AAT Major stair-climber which gives access to the stalls, where seats S8-11 can be removed to create spaces. Patrons requiring the use of the stair climber are asked to arrive at the theatre 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the performance.Transfer seating available to any aisle seat on left-hand side of Stalls – down 6 steps from foyer. Alternatively, access the Dress Circle through a side EXIT door on Lumley Court. Please notify a member of staff at the Box Office if you wish to use this entrance. No access to toilets from this level. 1 shallow step immediately inside door and 2 further steps to the left to row A. Box C up 2 fairly steep steps to the right, 74cm in width. Entrance to the box is 56cm wide – so it would be necessary to transfer to a moveable seat inside the Box from this entrance.
  • Toilets: Women’s 6 steps down from foyer, through 56cm wide door with cubicles. Men’s urinals 12 steps up from foyer. Men’s toilets 25 steps up from foyer.
  • Disabled toilets: There is currently no disabled toilet in the Theatre, however we have an arrangement with the Adelphi Theatre (25 metres along the Strand) to use their facilities. A member of staff will accompany anyone wishing to use these facilities.
  • Bars: Drinks brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Dress Circle bar 22 steps up from the foyer with moveable seats. Further bar at Upper Circle level.
  • Legroom: The boxes afford the best space for anyone wishing extra leg room.