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Summer and Smoke
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Rebecca Frecknall’s ‘shiveringly beautiful production’ (The Sunday Times) of Tennessee Williams’ Summer 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’ (The Times) as John in this ‘unmissable Tennessee Williams revival’ (The Telegraph).
This innovative and ‘exquisite, poignant production’ (Financial Times) ‘announces ‘Frecknall as a director of real vision‘ (Independent).
★★★★★ ‘Rush to see this now, or live to regret it.’ - The Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Patsy Ferran is a genuine marvel’ - Independent
★★★★★ ‘Needham fires up the stage, rambunctious and unruly’ - The Times
★★★★★ ‘Summer and Smoke announces Frecknall as a director of real vision' - Independent
★★★★★ ‘Tennessee Williams’s play about love and lust is a sizzler.’ - The Times
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
2 hours and 40 minutes (inclusive of interval)
- Good To Know
The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a booking confirmation email.
If you have chosen to collect at the venues box office, please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.
- Suitable For Children
To be confirmed.
- Performance Times
10th November 2018 - 2nd February 2019
- Where Do I Go
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).
Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road.
Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above.
Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area.
For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139.
For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.