Stunning audiences with its spell-binding, stripped-back staging, Tennessee Williams’ rarely staged classic Summer And Smoke transfers to the West End due to popular demand.
The production played a widely lauded run at the Almeida Theatre earlier in 2018, and now makes the move to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre. The full original cast reprise their roles.
“The girl who said ‘no’ – she doesn’t exist anymore, she died last summer – suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her.”
Set in small-town Mississippi, Summer And Smoke is an absorbing classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction, in which Alma, seemingly under the wings of an angel, meets John – and their worlds are turned upside down. Evoking the simmering passions of a sweltering summer, the duo soon find themselves trapped between fear, obligation – and their own sheer desire.
January 19, 2019
Alma - Patsy Ferran
John Buchanan - Matthew Needham
Archie Kramer - Seb Carrington
Mrs Winemiller/Mrs Bassett - Nancy Crane
Papa Gonzales/Vernon - Eric MacLennan
Rev Winemiller/Dr Buchanan - Forbes Masson
Roger Doremus/Dustry - Tok Stephen
Rosemary/Rosa Gonzales/Nellie - Anjana Vasan
Director - Rebecca Frecknall
Running time: 2h40, inc. interval