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A blurred image of a young girl in motion, bathed in a warm summer glow.
A blurred image of a young girl in motion, bathed in a warm summer glow.

Summer and Smoke

By Tennessee Williams, Directed by Rebecca Frecknall

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24 Feb — 7 Apr 2018

★★★★★ Sunday TimesTime Out, Telegraph, The TimesFinancial TimesMetroThe Stage, The ObserverThe Independent, Daily Express

‘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.

Summer and Smoke transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End, and ran from 10th November 2018 to 19th January 2019.

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Writer Tennessee Williams
Director Rebecca Frecknall
Design Tom Scutt
Lighting Lee Curran
Sound Carolyn Downing
Composition Angus MacRae
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Resident Direction Dervla Toal
Costume Supervision Lucy Martin
Voice Coach Michaela Kennen



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