Rebecca Frecknall’s ‘shiveringly beautiful production’ (The Sunday Times) of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke played at 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 (The Independent) and Matthew Needham ’fires up the stage’ (The Times) as John in this ‘unmissable Tennessee Williams revival’ (The Telegraph).
This innovative and ‘radiant’ (Financial Times) revival has ‘both soulfulness and fluidity’ (Evening Standard) and ‘announces Rebecca Frecknall as a director of real vision‘ (The Independent).
‘Patsy Ferran gives an outstanding, beautifully detailed performance'Financial Times - Sarah Hemming
'A first rate performance by Matthew Needham’The Observer - Susannah Clapp
'I doubt we'll see a more compelling staging of this underrated work'The Telegraph - Dominic Cavendish