Almeida’s Summer and Smoke Gets West End Transfer

Following a sold out run at London’s Almeida Theatre, Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke is to transfer to the Duke Of York’s For A Strictly Limited Season

Summer and Smoke at Almeida Theatre
Matthew Needham (John Buchanan) and Patsy Ferran (Alma) in Summer and Smoke. Photo: Marc Brenner

Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke is an intoxicating and rarely staged classic. Directed by the Almeida’s Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall with the full cast reprising their roles for the West End run,  playing the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 10 November 2018 to 19 January 2019. Tickets are now on sale.

Tennessee Williams, whose plays include The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roofand Sweet Bird of Youth, transformed the American stage through his poetic writing and provocative subject matters. Williams was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes and Tony Awards, three Drama Critic Circle Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The full cast are Seb Carrington, Nancy Crane, Patsy Ferran, Eric MacLennan, Forbes Masson, Matthew Needham, Tok Stephen and Anjana Vasan.

Summer and Smoke is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Carolyn Downing, composition by Angus MacRae and casting by Julia Horan. The West End transfer is produced by the Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Read our review of the Almeida season.


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