Summer and Smoke

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Trapped between desire and a life of obligation, Alma meets John and her world turns upside down.
Summer and Smoke at Duke of York's Theatre

Image: Duke of York's Theatre


Genre: Drama
Venue: Duke of York's Theatre
Started: Saturday 10 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 19 January 2019
Running time:2 hrs 40 mins (inc 15 min interval)
Age suitability: Not available


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.

'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).


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.

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London WC2N 4BG

Box office tel: 0844 871 3051

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Previews from:Saturday 10 November 2018

Press night:Tuesday 20 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 19 January 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm



From £13


Seb Carrington 

Nancy Crane

Patsy Ferran 

Eric MacLennan

Forbes Masson 

Matthew Needham

Tok Stephen 

Anjana Vasan


Author: Tennessee Williams
Composer: Angus MacRae
Director: Rebecca Frecknall
Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Carolyn Downing

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