Summer and Smoke Tickets
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Rebecca Frecknall’s ‘shiveringly beautiful production’ (The Sunday Times) transfers to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre this November.
Trapped between desire and a life of obligation, Alma meets John and her world turns upside down. 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.
‘Patsy Ferran is a genuine marvel’ as Alma (Independent) and Matthew Needham ’fires up the stage’ (The Times) as John in this ‘unmissable Tennessee Williams revival’ (The Telegraph). This innovative and ‘exquisite, poignant production’ (Financial Times) ‘announces ‘Frecknall as a director of real vision‘ (Independent).
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running time2hr 40min (inc. interval)
Performance dates10 November 2018 – 19 January 2019
ContentPlease note this production features a gunshot and the smoking of real cigarettes.
Reviews / Features
London Theatre Review: Summer and Smoke at the Duke of York's Theatre
In Summer and Smoke, we enter the familiar landscape of Tennessee Williams, scarred with individuals damaged by dysfunctional families. Now running at the Duke of York's Theatre, this play’s staging and direction are quite innovative. We are presented with a semi-circle of upright pianos, which are played by actors variously either with their backs to the audience or by moving around the instruments, thereby creating and developing the mood for the show. The lead actors sometimes face the audience directly whilst addressing each other. Perhaps this symbolises the disconnection between the characters.
12 Dec, 2018 | By Sandra Howell
5 reasons to see Summer and Smoke
Rebecca Frecknall’s production of the Tennessee Williams play Summer and Smoke set the stage of the Almeida alight. The show is set to transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 10 November and is poised to have another critically acclaimed run. Summer and Smoke is only playing until 19 January, so we’ve laid out 5 reasons you should grab your tickets now!
19 Oct, 2018 | By Sarah Gengenbach
Summer and Smoke heads to the Duke of York's Theatre for West End transfer
It has just been announced that Tennessee Williams' rarely staged classic, Summer and Smoke, will be transferring to London's West End for a strictly limited season at the Duke of York's Theatre. The transfer comes after a sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre, which is highly renowned for housing plays and dramas that end up transferring to the West End stage.
11 Jun, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels