Written by Joe Marsh

Rebecca still has nightmares about Amina and the unnerving events that unfolded in her classroom. Or is it Amina that still has nightmares? Years later, one of them decides – it’s time to meet, again.

Through a series of gripping flashbacks to the school where Amina learned and Rebecca taught, an irreversible sequence of choices lead to an unexpected end, changing the course of both of their lives.
Thrilling and powerful, 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.
The performance included creative captioning and will be followed by a post-show Q&A.
Written by Joe Marsh (Playwright on attachment at the Finborough Theatre).
Directed by Lilac Yosiphon (JMK finalist 2019, Trainee Director with Graeae).
Lighting and Projection by Will Monks (Nominated for both Best Video and Lighting Designer, Off West End Awards).
Cast includes Alma Eno (Small Island, National Theatre), Naima Swaleh (Glass Menagerie, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre) and Josephine Arden (Don Giovanni and Death in Venice, Royal Opera House) 

Praise for The Glass Will Shatter:

This play is one that everyone should see. Direction of the piece from Lilac Yosiphon was fascinating and powerful. All three actors were outstandingly truthful. 

★★★★ North West End

The strength of the play lies in Marsh’s script, which bravely defies the official narrative of youth radicalisation by examining its class and socioeconomic roots. 

★★★★ Morning Star

The play is tinged with symbolism in its design and physicality.

★★★★ Time and Leisure

A beautiful and witty play allows issues to be explored without spoon-feeding ideas 

★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

Nicola Chang’s sound design is piercing and unforgiving. Combined with Will Monks’ sharp projections on a pane of glass, they create a sense of a society at breaking point.

The Stage

And 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