Watford Palace Theatre stages revival of Arthur Miller’s shattering drama, Broken Glass

Eighty years after the horrors of Kristallnacht, Watford Palace Theatre stages a revival of Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass this March.

Phillip and Sylvia Gellburg are living increasingly separate lives.

Phillip is obsessed with getting ahead, in a real estate company where he is the only Jew. Sylvia is disturbed by news of Kristallnacht from Germany.

In a single night, the Nazis destroyed thousands of Jewish homes and businesses, smashing windows and burning synagogues. 

Haunted by these images, she becomes ill and is unable to move. Phillip takes her to see the popular and attractive Dr Harry Hyman, whose ‘talking cure’ has unexpected consequences.

Directed by Richard Beecham, Broken Glass, stars Charlotte Emerson as Sylvia, and Michael Matus as Philip.

They are joined by Clara Francis, Andrew Hall, Michael Higgs and Rebecca Lacey.

Charlotte Emmerson returns to Watford Palace after appearing in The Daughter-In-Law.

Other theatre credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice (Playhouse Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Cherry Orchard, The Coast of Utopia, Thérèse Raquin, The Good Hope (National Theatre).

Her work for television includes Love, Lies and Records, From Darkness, Casualty 1909, Stan, The Alan Clark Diaries, DCI Banks, Underworld and Resort to Murder.

Michael Matus’s recent theatre credits include A Christmas Carol (Arts Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Grace (Young Vic).

Clara Francis’s theatre credits include A View From The Bridge, Angels In America (Sheffield Crucible), Blood Wedding and The Crucible (Young Vic Theatre).
Andrew Hall returns to Watford Palace Theatre after appearing in Dead Funny.

Other theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Camille, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet (RSC) and Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre).

For television his credits include Hollyoaks, Two Point Four Children and Nixon’s The One.

Michael Higgs’ previous theatre credits include The Homecoming (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and The Blue Room (Theatre Royal, Haymarket).

His work for television includes Broken, Hetty Feather, New Tricks, Materical Girl and Bad Girls.

Rebecca Lacey’s recent theatre credits include The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time (National Theatre and Gielgud Theatre), Pride And Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

Her work for television includes Doc Martin, Rellik, New Tricks and Hustle.

Broken Glass runs at Watford Palace Theatre from March 1 – 24.



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