03 Apr 2018 - 05 Apr 2018

Almeida For Free

Summer and Smoke for Free

By Tennessee Williams

Directed By Rebecca Frecknall


Tickets availabe for those aged 25 and under as part of the Almeida Free Festival. 


production information

'The girl who said 'no' — she doesn't exist anymore, she died last summer — suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her.'

In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John.

Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation.

Featuring an ensemble cast, Rebecca Frecknall directs Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction.

These performances take place as part of the Almeida for Free, a free festival of events and performances for anyone aged 25 and under. In addition to Summer and Smoke, Almeida for Free will be jam-packed with free music and theatre performances, late-night cabaret, panel debates and exclusive masterclasses with creative professionals. 

Find out more and see what's on here

Dates & Tickets

We are operating a returns queue for 25s and under before each performance. Join the queue from 6.30pm for the opportunity to get a ticket for that night's performance. 

Tue 3 - Thu 5 April


Audio Described and Captioned Performance
Tue 3 April 7.30pm

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Touch Tour for blind or partially sighted audience members at 6pm.

For further information and access bookings, contact the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.


Seb Carrington

Archie Kramer

Television includes: Doctors; Father Brown; The Crown.

This is Seb's professional stage debut.

Additional information

The runnning time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 15 minute interval. Please note this production features a gun shot and the smoking of real cigarettes.

Cast & Creatives

Seb Carrington
Nancy Crane
Patsy Ferran
Eric MacLennan
Forbes Masson
Matthew Needham
Tok Stephen
Anjana Vasan

Writer Tennessee Williams
Director Rebecca Frecknall
Design Tom Scutt
Lighting Design Lee Curran
Composition Angus MacRae 
Sound Carolyn Downing
Casting Julia Horan CDG