City Of Glass
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City Of Glass Tickets

  • Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places, Things) bring Paul Auster's seminal American novel City of Glass to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation.

    ‘It was a wrong number that started it.’

    When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious call seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality.

    Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?

    This bold, technically ground-breaking production uses stagecraft, projection, magic and illusion to immerse audiences in the dizzying, disorientating and ultimately transcendental story that helped establish Paul Auster’s reputation as ‘one of America’s greatest living novelists’ (The Guardian).

    A 59 Productions, Lyric Hammersmith, HOME and Karl Sydow production, based on the first novel of The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli.

    At the Lyric Hammersmith until 20 May 2017, book your City of Glass tickets today!

    *Age recommendation 14+


    PLEASE NOTE: This event IS NOT located in the WEST END.

    Once a booking is confirmed, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

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  • Lyric Hammersmith, London

    King Street,
    Hammersmith,
    W6 OQL

  • Full Seating Plan
  • CITY AM

    5 stars
    'A marriage of technology and live performance that heralds a new era of vital, sensual, liminal theatre'


    ARTS DESK

    4 stars
    'A terrific experience. a genuinely thrilling and enthralling evening'


    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    4 stars
    'Neo-noir thriller that rewrites the rulebook for theatre design. a must-see show'


    THE INDEPENDENT

    4 stars
    'Extraordinary video-designs. You can hardly believe that such a small band have created this extraordinary world at the curtain call'