Watford Palace Theatre Presents

Arthur Miller's

Broken Glass

Director Richard Beecham Designer Simon Kenny Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod Sound Designer, Composer & Musical Direction Ed Lewis

Brooklyn, 1938. Phillip and Sylvia Gellburg are a married couple 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.

Arthur Miller is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, author of Death of A Salesman, A View From The Bridge, The Crucible and All My Sons.  Broken Glass was first performed in 1994. It received the 1995 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and was nominated for a Tony.  Our production marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Q&A: Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 24 Mar, 2.30pm

Captioned: Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pm

Interview with Director, Richard Beecham




"Resonant and urgently relevant revival of Arthur Miller’s intricately-crafted psychological drama." The Stage
"Watford Palace’s storming revival" London Theatre 1
"A wonderfully lucid account of Arthur Miller’s powerful psychodrama" Jewish Renaissance
“a profoundly important drama, and totally riveting” The Spy In The Stalls


Uncensored: Banned and Burned

Uncensored: Banned and Burned: Wed 21 March 7:30pm

JW3 in association with Watford Palace Theatre will present an evening at their JW3 Howard Hall, exploring censored work. Actors will read excerpts from a selection of canonical texts banned and burned by the Nazis. The list includes a range of ground-breaking work from Einstein's Theory of Relativity to Bambi, books published in the early 20th century which continue to define our world today. The evening will be interspersed with live music deemed degenerate by the Third Reich.

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Amy Marston
Amy Marston Sylvia Gellburg
Clara Francis
Clara Francis Harriet
Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall Stanton Case
Michael Higgs
Michael Higgs Dr. Harry Hyman
Rebecca Lacey
Rebecca Lacey Margaret Hyman
Michael Matus
Michael Matus Phillip Gellburg
Susie Blankfield
Susie Blankfield Cellist

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