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24 Feb 2018 - 07 Apr 2018

Summer and Smoke

By Tennessee Williams

Directed By Rebecca Frecknall

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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'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

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

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 Vocal Eyes
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.

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.

Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat 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.

Rebecca Frecknall


As Director:

Theatre includes: From Morning to Midnight (Bridewell Theatre); Educating Rita (Durham Gala); Julie; What Are They Like?; Idomeneus (Northern Stage); You, Me, and Everything Else (Soho Theatre/UK Tour); Aftermath (Royal & Derngate); A Streetcar Named Desire - Parallel Production (Young Vic); Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Greenwich Theatre); Summer and Smoke (Southwark Playhouse); Bassett (New Diorama).

As Resident/Assistant Director:

For the Almeida: Ink.

Theatre includes: James and the Giant Peach; The wonderful Wizard of Oz; Here is the News from Over There; Cyrano de Bergerac (Northern Stage); The Taming of The Shrew (RSC); From Morning to Midnight; Liola (National Theatre); The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (ThreeSixty Productions); After Miss Julie (Young Vic); Dream Story (The Gate).

Rebecca trained at Goldsmiths, LAMDA, and on the National Theatre Studio’s Directors Course. Upon graduating she received a Jerwood Assistant Director Bursary to train at the Young Vic and in 2015 she won the acclaimed Regional Theatres Young Directors Scheme Bursary at Northern Stage. She was one of the first winners of the Michael Grandage Company Futures Bursary in 2016, was Runner-Up for the Royal Theatrical Support Trust Director Award 2016 and a 2017 finalist, and was a finalist for the 2014 & 2017 Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic.

Rebecca is supported at the Almeida Theatre by the Eranda Rothschild Resident Director scheme.

Cast & Creatives

Cast includes
Patsy Ferran

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


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