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THE GLASS WILL SHATTER

Presented by Althea Theatre

Rebecca still has nightmares about Amina and the unnerving events that unfolded in her classroom. Or is it Amina that still has nightmares?

Through a series of gripping flashbacks, an irreversible sequence of choices lead to an unexpected end, changing the course of both of their lives.

The world premiere of The Glass Will Shatter interrogates faith, belonging and polarisation within the school system – and the consequences of Prevent Policy on the quality of education in the UK today.

This thrilling and powerful new work is written by Joe Marsh (Playwright on attachment at the Finborough Theatre) and directed by Lilac Yosiphon (JMK finalist 2019, Trainee Director with Graeae).

The performance includes creative captioning and will be followed by a post-show Q&A.


Althea Theatre is an award-winning international ensemble made of British and non-British actors and theatre makers based in London, nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Ensemble in 2017. By exploring national and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues prevalent in society today. Previous shows have toured around the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Praise for Althea Theatre:

“A must-see production that really gets to the heart of what it means to be human.” LoveLondonLoveCulture

“Brave and pioneering.” North West End


Additional Events

Althea Theatre will host two short post-show Q&As, where members of the cast and creative team will discuss the themes behind the performance and their experiences of creating and staging The Glass Will Shatter.

01/02 | Post-Show Q&A with writer Joe Marsh and a member of the cast.
07/02 | Post-Show Q&A with writer Joe Marsh, director Lilac Yosiphan, lighting and projection designer Will Monks, and sound designer Nicola Chang.

21 Jan - 8 Feb

7.30pm (Tue-Sat)
4pm (Sun)
2.30pm (Sat 8)

£16, £13 concessions
£10 previews

#theglasswillshatter

THE GLASS WILL SHATTER

Presented by Althea Theatre

Rebecca still has nightmares about Amina and the unnerving events that unfolded in her classroom. Or is it Amina that still has nightmares?

Through a series of gripping flashbacks, an irreversible sequence of choices lead to an unexpected end, changing the course of both of their lives.

The world premiere of The Glass Will Shatter interrogates faith, belonging and polarisation within the school system – and the consequences of Prevent Policy on the quality of education in the UK today.

This thrilling and powerful new work is written by Joe Marsh (Playwright on attachment at the Finborough Theatre) and directed by Lilac Yosiphon (JMK finalist 2019, Trainee Director with Graeae).

The performance includes creative captioning and will be followed by a post-show Q&A.


Althea Theatre is an award-winning international ensemble made of British and non-British actors and theatre makers based in London, nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Ensemble in 2017. By exploring national and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues prevalent in society today. Previous shows have toured around the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Praise for Althea Theatre:

“A must-see production that really gets to the heart of what it means to be human.” LoveLondonLoveCulture

“Brave and pioneering.” North West End


Additional Events

Althea Theatre will host two short post-show Q&As, where members of the cast and creative team will discuss the themes behind the performance and their experiences of creating and staging The Glass Will Shatter.

01/02 | Post-Show Q&A with writer Joe Marsh and a member of the cast.
07/02 | Post-Show Q&A with writer Joe Marsh, director Lilac Yosiphan, lighting and projection designer Will Monks, and sound designer Nicola Chang.

21 Jan - 8 Feb

7.30pm (Tue-Sat)
4pm (Sun)
2.30pm (Sat 8)

£10 previews
£16, £13 concessions

#theglasswillshatter

★★★★

“Good writing and good theatre allow issues to be explored without spoon-feeding ideas.”

The Spy in the Stalls

★★★★

“Althea Theatre’s decision to caption the performance is an inspirational example for other companies, regardless of their size, to make theatre accessible to all.”

Morning Star

★★★★

“Fascinating and powerful… All three actors were outstandingly truthful.”

North West End

★★★★

“Audiences leave with a profounder cognisance of the social issues presented, they’ll leave questioning their own understanding and presumptions for a while afterwards.”

Time & Leisure

The Glass Will Shatter | Rehearsal Gallery

The Glass Will Shatter | Trailer

The Glass Will Shatter | Inside the Rehearsal Room

Booking Info

Previews

See the show before anyone else for less. All preview tickets £10.

Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info click here→

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

1hr25m

Cast

Rebecca

Josephine Arden

Jamilah

Alma Eno

Amina

Naima Swaleh

Production Team

Director

Lilac Yosiphon

Lighting and Projection

Will Monks

Writer

Joe Marsh

Sound Design

Nicola Chang

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