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With Tennessee Williams such a prolific playwright, London Theatre Workshop have had plenty to choose from in curating their evening of short plays, Four by Tenn. Opening the first and second halves, The Pretty Trap and Interior: Panic are both early drafts of two of Williams' most famous works, The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. But that's not to say these versions are unrefined or unworthy, they stand as they are, perfectly self-contained and engaging. They're an accessible selection, and a cleverly-chosen showcase of Williams' writing.
London Theatre Workshop has produced a stirring collection of four of Tennessee Williams’ witty and thought-provoking one-act plays within a dynamic, small space.
The theatre company, which came together in 2012, aims to reinterpret classic pieces of work. Here, it has excelled in creating a cohesive and intense piece of theatre that benefits from a talented cast of six who adapt to the demands of their many roles.
Anna Kirke is strong in The Pretty Trap as a pushy mother who lives vicariously through her daughter. Kirke has great comic timing and seizes the subtle humour within Williams’ writing. She also builds a believable dynamic with her onstage daughter, Laura, played by Lowri-Ann Davies.
Even when the author is as great a writer as Tennessee Williams, one-act plays and early drafts are more likely to be curiosities for devotees rather than works of intrinsic theatrical merit. This production by the London Theatre Workshop convincingly disproves that assumption: here are four short pieces by one of America’s foremost dramatists that stand alone and also reveal fascinating continuities with his full-length plays.
Check out our gallery page for rehearsal pictures from our first production of 2014 - the Golden Dragon.