By Tennessee Williams
Directed By Rebecca Frecknall
Tickets £10 - £39.50
★★★★★ Sunday Times, Time Out, Telegraph, The Times, Financial Times, Metro, The Stage, The Observer, The 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.
Advance tickets have sold out. Almeida Rush tickets will be released on Tuesdays at 1pm for an allocation of tickets for performances in the following week. Returns may also become available online, over the phone or in person.
Previews Sat 24 Feb - Fri 2 Mar
Press Night Wed 7 Mar 7pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 14 Mar
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 3 Mar
24 Feb - 2 Mar
£32, £28, £20, £10
2 Mar - 7 Apr
£39.50, £32, £20, £10
Mon 26 Mar
Post-show discussion with members of the Summer and Smoke company. With live subtitles by Stagetext. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Tue 20 Mar
Mon 26 Mar 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets for those aged 25 and under will go on sale on Mon 5 Feb.
Audio Described performance
Sat 24 Mar 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets for those aged 25 and under will go on sale on Mon 5 Feb.
Sat 24 Feb - Thurs 8 Mar
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.
Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. For more information click here.
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees. For more information click here.
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.
*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.
Television includes: Doctors; Father Brown; The Crown.
This is Seb's professional stage debut.
★★★★★ Rebecca Frecknall’s whole production seems to tremble like a sustained, held high note: fragile, uncertain, almost unbearably tense.
★★★★★ rush to see this now, or live to regret it
★★★★★ It’s superb stuff: sensual, shimmering and sad
★★★★★ Needham fires up the stage, rambunctious and unruly
★★★★★ There is magic in the sultry magnolia-scented air at the Almeida with this one
★★★★★ Ferran’s range and detail is astonishing
★★★★ restores Williams’s wrongly neglected play to a central place in the canon
★★★★★ So captivating in its every second
★★★★★ Rebecca Frecknall’s shiveringly beautiful production.
The Sunday Times
★★★★★ a revelation
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.
EXPLORE SUMMER AND SMOKE
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