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Paul Auster's City of Glass

59 Productions and playwright Duncan Macmillan bring Paul Auster’s landmark novel vividly to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation.

For more information on the Virtual Reality experience, My Name is Peter Stillman, click here.

“It was a wrong number that started it.”

When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious phone call from a man seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life 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 and unpredictable, 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 Auster’s reputation as 'one of America’s greatest living novelists' (The Guardian)

  • Cast
    Vivienne Acheampong
    Mark Edel-Hunt
    Chris New
    Jack Tarlton
  • Adaptation by
    Duncan Macmillan
  • Directed, Designed and Produced by
    59 productions
    • Director
      Leo Warner
    • Set Designer
      Jenny Melville
    • Video Designer
      Lysander Ashton
  • Lighting Designer
    Matt Daw
  • Movement Director
    Kim Brandstrup
  • Sound Designer
    Gareth Fry
  • Composer
    Nick Powell
  • Costume Designer
    Molly Einchcomb
  • Casting Director
    Julia Horan CDG
  • Dramaturg (HOME)
    Petra Tauscher
  • Animators
    Joseph Pierce
    Edd Stockton
    Marco Sandeman
    Nicol Scott
  • Associate Lighting Designer
    Leo Woolcock
  • Facial Tracking Developers
    Ollie Lindsey & Adam Child
  • D3 Programmer
    Rowan Pitts
  • Child Casting Director
    Louis Hammond CDG
  • Dialect & Vocal Coach
    Nia Lynn
  • Assistant Director (JMK Leverhulme Scholar)
    Piers Black-Hawkins
  • Assistant Sound Designer / Sound Operator
    Harry Johnson
  • Consultant Magician
    Simon Evans
  • Producers
    Anna Jameson & Vicky Graham for 59 Productions
  • A co-production with
  • Originally developed with the generous support of Jon and NoraLee Sedmak and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation using public funding from Arts Council England.
For production enquiries:
Vicky Graham

+44 (0) 7841 904 757
For touring enquiries:
Anna Jameson

+44 (0) 7949 761 296
For press enquiries:
Jennifer Reynolds

+44 (0) 7736 842237
For VR touring enquiries:
Rebecca Collis

+44 (0) 8456 439 859

My Name is Peter Stillman

my name is peter stillman

My Name is Peter Stillman is a brand new Virtual Reality experience created by 59 Productions and funded by The Space, inspired by Paul Auster’s celebrated first novel, The New York Trilogy. It will open at HOME, Manchester and the Lyric Hammersmith, London this spring, alongside the stage production of City of Glass. My Name is Peter Stillman is experienced with an Oculus Rift VR headset, in a specially-installed VR booth.

  • Inspired by
    City of glass
    Paul Auster
  • Voice of Peter Stillman
    Joshua James
  • VR Director
    Lysander Ashton
  • Performance Director
    Leo Warner
  • Design Concept
    Leo Warner
    Jenny Melville
  • Animation
    Joseph Pierce
    Edd Stockton
  • Assistant Director
    Raphael Pimlott
  • VR Developer
    Ollie Lindsey
    Adam Child
  • Sound Design
    Gareth Fry
  • Producers
    Rebecca Collis
    Vicky Graham
    Anna Jameson

  • Installation Design
    Claudia Fragoso
  • Graphic Design
    Rebecca Pitt
  • Technicians
    Iain Syme
    Edward Slaney
  • Fabricators
    KD Productions

  • Funded by
    The Space

  • With Special Thanks to
    Sarah Topliss
    Fiona Morris
    Michael Ogden
    Marco Sandeman

With thanks to The Space.

The Space