This production first began its strictly limited run on 10th November 2018, with press night on 20th November, and closed on 19th January 2019.
Rush to see this now, or live to regret it
The girl who said ‘no’ – she doesn’t exist anymore, she died last summer – suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her.
Trapped between desire and a life of obligation, Alma meets John and her world turns upside down.
Rebecca Frecknall’s whole production seems to tremble like a sustained, held high note: fragile, uncertain, almost unbearably tense.
With ‘spellbinding, stripped-back staging’ (Financial Times), this intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction evokes the simmering passions of a sweltering summer in small-town Mississippi.
The West End transfer of Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating and rarely staged classic, Summer and Smoke, follows a sold-out and critically lauded run at the Almeida Theatre. Directed by Almeida’s Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall with the full cast reprising their roles for the West End run.
It’s superb stuff: sensual, shimmering and sad
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS – Playwright
REBECCA FRECKNALL – Director
TOM SCUTT – Designer
LEE CURRAN – Lighting Designer
CAROLYN DOWNING – Sound Designer
ANGUS MACRAE – Composition
JULIA HORAN CDG – Casting