Broken Glass for Wheathampstead Dramatic Society

HIGH drama is at the heart of the next production by Wheathampstead Dramatic Society after a run of successful comedies.

The drama group is putting on Broken Glass, regarded as the best of Arthur Miller’s latest plays and a great success both when it was first performed at the National Theatre in 1994 and again at its recent run.

Set in Brooklyn in 1938, it focuses on tensions and conflicts in the marriage of Sylvia and Phillip Gellburg and how these are affected by their identities as Jews in the USA at a time when events in Germany and particularly Kristallnacht are filtering through to the other side of the Atlantic.

Sylvia’s mystery paralysis could be related to her Jewishness and events in Germany but most of all to her dysfunctional marriage to Phillip.

Director Malcolm Hobbs said: “The cast are working hard on their New York accents and are relishing the chance to get to grips once more with such a powerful and emotionally charged drama.”

Broken Glass is being performed at the Memorial Hall in Marford Road at 8pm from next Thursday to Saturday, October 13 to 15, and tickets can be obtained by calling 01582 834669, online at, from Manor Pharmacy in Wheathampstead and Harpenden or on the door.