'The girl who said 'no' — she doesn't exist anymore, she died last summer — suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her.'
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.
Ferran and Needham are well paired. He has an unwavering intensity and she, one of our most beguiling and shape-shifting young performers, burns with the fever of unrequited love.
Patsy Ferran gives another remarkable turn in this virtuosically staged Tennessee Williams play.
Rebecca Frecknall directs a revelatory production...
A stunning production
Patsy Ferran proves she is one of Britain’s most exciting actors in a major and wrongly neglected work by the great playwright.
Ferran's memorable performance is one that demonstrates she is going from strength to strength on stage and is showing no sign of slowing down.