By Tennessee Williams
Directed By Howard Davies
Tickets £6 - £29.50
Christmas Eve in High Point, 1958. George takes his new bride to meet friend and fellow soldier, Ralph Bates, for the holiday celebrations.
As snow settles outside, the idyllic Christmas scene begins to dissolve. While past hopes and dreams are recounted, the bittersweet reality of their marital relationships surface with comical and poignant results.
Williams' Period of Adjustment has not been seen in London for 40 years. His many other plays include A Streetcar Named Desire (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie and Suddenly Last Summer.
Associate Director Howard Davies returns, having directed The House of Bernada Alba, Mourning Becomes Electra and The President of an Empty Room at the National Theatre.
Theatre: Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre), Lady from the Sea (Almeida Theatre), Oh What A Lovely War, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost (The New Shakespeare Company).
Television: Broken News, To the Ends of the Earth, Hawking, Dunkirk, Nathan Barley, Forty Something, Spooks, Cambridge Spies, Tipping the Velvet, Silent Witness, Fields of Gold.
Film: Amazing Grace, Starter For Ten, To Kill A King, Hills Like White Elephants.
Radio: Far Side, Mr Norris Changes Trains, The Odessy, Kepler, The Sergeants Mate, D Day, The Cocktail Party, Mansfield Park.
"You must see this play: it's like a diamond cut with its own stardust"
Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Lisa Dillon, Jared Harris, Sandy McDade
Direction Howard Davies
Design Mike Britton
Light Mark Henderson
Music Paddy Cunneen
Sound Paul Groothuis