Compántas Lir present ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams



First performed in 1944, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ was Tennessee Williams’ breakthrough play. The story, as told through the memories of Tom, elude to Williams’ own past. In this production Compántas Lir have put more distance between Tom and the ghosts of his past. “Time is the longest distance between two places”. In what is a fresh revision of the piece, which Williams himself described as the saddest play he ever wrote, Compántas Lir look back on a play that was a breakthrough piece of theatre in its own time. To this day, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ evokes a haunting reflection of Williams’ personal struggles, and that of all lost poets.


Amanda Wingfield Liz Hession
Tom Wingfield Vincent Moran
Laura Wingfield Deana McGuire
Gentlemen Caller Darragh Moran


Director Dermot Hession
Stage Manager Mary McCarthy
Lighting and Set design Dermot Hession, Gus McCarthy
Lighting operation Stella Fleming
Projectionist Paul McNulty
Sound Operation Dermot Hession
Make Up Ann Moran
Set Crew Simon Kavanagh, Mike Hession
Stage Crew Compántas Lir Members

About The Group

Formed in 1983, Compántas Lir first took to the circuit in 1986. With many fine productions throughout the years, the company have tackled major works by authors as varied as Oscar Wilde, John B Keane, Brian Friel and many more in between. During its history the company made many appearances at the Confined All Ireland Festival. They have travelled to every corner of the country with great success. In 2014 the group won the Confined One Act All Ireland Final in Ballyshannon performing ‘Nine’ by Jane Shepherd. The group followed that success in 2016 by winning the Confined Three Act All Ireland title in Castleblayney with their production of ‘Proof’ by David Auburn. 2018 marks Compántas Lir’s first qualification to the Open All Ireland Festival.