24 Feb 2018 - 07 Apr 2018

Summer and Smoke

By Tennessee Williams

Directed By Rebecca Frecknall

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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★★★★★ 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.

Dates & Tickets

For Summer and Smoke in the West End (from Nov 2018) click here.

Previews Sat 24 Feb - Fri 2 Mar
Press Night Wed 7 Mar 7pm

Evenings 7.30pm
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

Talkback
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.

Supporters' Evening
Tue 20 Mar

Captioned performance
Mon 26 Mar 7.30pm

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£5 Captioned tickets for those aged 25 and under will go on sale on Mon 5 Feb.

Audio Described performance 
by VocalEyes
Sat 24 Mar 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)

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£5 Audio Described tickets for those aged 25 and under will go on sale on Mon 5 Feb.


Islington First
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.

Concessions
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

Over 65s
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.

Under 30s
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.

Seb Carrington

Archie Kramer

Television includes: Doctors; Father Brown; The Crown.

This is Seb's professional stage debut.

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★★★★★ Rebecca Frecknall’s whole production seems to tremble like a sustained, held high note: fragile, uncertain, almost unbearably tense.

Independent

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★★★★★ rush to see this now, or live to regret it

The Telegraph

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★★★★★ It’s superb stuff: sensual, shimmering and sad

Financial Times

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★★★★★ [Ferran’s] performance is among the most moving you will ever see

Metro

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

The Times

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★★★★★ There is magic in the sultry magnolia-scented air at the Almeida with this one

The Times

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★★★★★ Ferran’s range and detail is astonishing

Time Out

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★★★★ restores Williams’s wrongly neglected play to a central place in the canon

The Guardian

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★★★★★ So captivating in its every second

The Stage

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★★★★★ Rebecca Frecknall’s shiveringly beautiful production.

The Sunday Times

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★★★★★ a revelation

The Observer

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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. 

 

EXPLORE SUMMER AND SMOKE

Hear from the cast, read backstage diaries and interviews, and find out more about Tennessee Williams here.

Cast & Creatives

Cast
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 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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