Summer and Smoke

Theatre, Drama Almeida Theatre , Barnsbury Saturday February 24 2018 - Saturday April 7 2018
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Summer and Smoke

Patsy Ferran stars in this rarely-performed Tennessee Williams play

This 1948 Tennessee Williams play has a fascinatingly fraught production history: its original run fell rather flat, a flop after his hits 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire', but its 1952 revival is a thing of legend largely associated with the establishment of the off-Broadway scene. Nonetheless, it didn't receive a UK premiere until 2006, but that was a minor flop in and of itself and had to cut short its London run. Little chance of that for its second bite of the apple, in the cool, small Almeida. Young director Rebecca Frecknall heads up a production that stars the excellent Patsy Ferran - best known for the NT's 'Peter Pan' and 'A You Like It' – as Alma, an initially highly-strung minister's daughter who experiences a complicated, transformative romance with John, the doctor who lives next door.


Venue name: Almeida Theatre
Address: Almeida St
N1 1TA
Transport: Rail/Tube: Highbury & Islington; Rail: Essex Road; Tube: Angel
Price: £10-£39.50
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