10 Nov 2018 - 19 Jan 2019

Almeida West End

Summer and Smoke

By Tennessee Williams

Directed By Rebecca Frecknall

Tickets from £15 (£10 in previews)
Duke of York's Theatre

25% of tickets £25 and under for every performance

production information

★★★★★  The Times, The Telegraph, Financial Times, Independent, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Metro, Time Out, The Stage, Daily Express, City AM, WhatsOnStage


Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Almeida, Rebecca Frecknall’s "shiveringly beautiful production" (The Sunday Times) of Tennessee WilliamsSummer and Smoke transfers to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

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’ (Times) as John in this ‘unmissable Tennessee Williams revival’ (The Telegraph).

Summer and Smoke in the West End is produced by the Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman productions.

Dates & Tickets


Previews Sat 10 Nov - Mon 19 Nov
Press Night
Tue 20 Nov

Mon - Sat evenings
Sat matinees 2.30pm from Sat 17 Nov
Wed matinees 2.30pm from Thur 22 Nov

Captioned Performance 
Thu 6 Dec 7.30pm

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Audio Described by VocalEyes
Tue 11 Dec 7.30pm


ATG Box Office 
0844 871 7623*

Group bookings 
Group booking enquiry form 
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Access bookings
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ATG Customer Service
0844 871 7627

25 and under
25 tickets at £25 available at every performance for those aged 25 and under.
Click here to book tickets (applicable seats indicated in white on seating plan). Please note photo ID with date of birth will be required for ticket collection. 
Tickets can also be booked in person at the Duke of York's Box Office or call Box Office on 0844 871 7623*.

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Seb Carrington

Archie Kramer

Television includes: Doctors; Father Brown; The Crown.

★★★★★  Rush to see this now or live to regret it

The Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish


★★★★★ Confirms Ferran as one of our finest actresses

The Independent, Holly Williams


★★★★★ Matthew Needham fires up the stage rambunctious and unruly

The Times, Ann Treneman


★★★★★ Must make Rebecca Frecknall’s name as a director

The Observer, Susannah Clapp


★★★★★ Spellbinding

Financial Times, Sarah Hemming


★★★★★ A triumph of storytelling and atmosphere. Spine-tingling.

Time Out, Tom Wicker


★★★★★ Will be forever etched on the memories of theatregoers lucky enough to see it 

WhatsOnStage, Alun Hood


Additional information

The running 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

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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