Summer and Smoke Tickets

Duke of York's Theatre St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Important Info
Content

Please note this production features a gunshot and the smoking of real cigarettes.


Child Policy

This is a subtle play rich in adult themes, written for adults. The Duke of York's theatre's child policy says you can't bring in babes in arms. While young children are admitted they are not encouraged unless you're confident the child is old enough to be attentive, not a distraction. If your children are noisy, you'll be asked to remove them.
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday 14:30 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book Summer and Smoke Tickets

The Almeida Theatre’s intensely atmospheric production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke transfers to the West End in late 2018, with Patsy Ferran and Matthew Needham reprising their central roles in Rebecca Frecknall’s production.

Williams’ play is set in Mississippi and centres on a minister’s daughter named Alma, who finds herself entangled in an impassioned and complicated relationship with John Buchanan, an unruly young doctor and her next door neighbour.

Produced by the Almeida and Sonia Friedman Productions, Summer and Smoke transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 10th November to 19th January, with tickets now on sale.

Following its initial sell-out run at the Almeida, the production received critical praise across the board, with many paying tribute to Ferran’s performance in the central role, with LondonTheatre.co.uk hailing her performance as a memorable one which ‘demonstrates she is going from strength to strength’.

Williams finished writing Summer and Smoke in 1948, although it was almost 60 years until it was first produced in London. The play received its West End premiere in 2006 at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Adrian Noble, and starring Rosamund Pike and Chris Carmack, the play cut its 16-week run short by 10 weeks, owing to poor ticket sales.

This differs, however, from Frecknall’s superlative Almeida production, or which advance tickets sold out. This musical take on the play features a number of songs with a Southern twang, akin to Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country, and sees a set littered with upright pianos.


Content

Please note this production features a gunshot and the smoking of real cigarettes.


Child Policy

This is a subtle play rich in adult themes, written for adults. The Duke of York's theatre's child policy says you can't bring in babes in arms. While young children are admitted they are not encouraged unless you're confident the child is old enough to be attentive, not a distraction. If your children are noisy, you'll be asked to remove them.

Important information

Running time
2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Booking Until
Sat, 19 January 2019
Cast

Summer and Smoke Cast

Creative

Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions
Producer

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Writer

REBECCA FRECKNALL
Director

TOM SCUTT
Design

LEE CURRAN
Lighting

CAROLYN DOWNING
Sound

ANGUS MACRAE
Composition

JULIA HORAN CDG
Casting


Cast

Patsy Ferran
Matthew Needham
Seb Carrington
Nancy Crane
Eric MacLennan
Forbes Masson
Tok Stephen
Anjana Vasan
Reviews

Summer and Smoke Critics & Reviews

*****
‘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

*****
‘PATSY FERRAN GIVES AN OUTSTANDING, BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED PERFORMANCE'
FINANCIAL TIMES 

*****
'A FIRST RATE PERFORMANCE BY MATTHEW NEEDHAM’
THE OBSERVER 

*****
'I DOUBT WE'LL SEE A MORE COMPELLING STAGING OF THIS UNDERRATED WORK'
THE TELEGRAPH
Venue Info

Duke of York's Theatre

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

VIEW SEATING PLAN


Access description: No steps from the street through 2 sets of swing doors into the foyer. Box Office is straight ahead. No steps to row D of Royal Circle, then 2 steps between each row. Staircases have handrails on both sides and all steps are highlighted. 20 steps down to Stalls and 23 up to Upper Circle (2 steps between rows in the Upper Circle).

Sound Amplification: Dual channel infra-red system with 12 headsets. This covers the whole auditorium except the front boxes. Headsets available from cloakroom. Portable induction loop at Box Office.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium, or staff can dog-sit if preferred. Maximum of 4 guide dogs per performance. You will be seated in an aisle seat. Provisions vary depending on production and customer requirements – please check when booking.

Disabled Access: 2 spaces for wheelchair users in the third row of the Royal Circle at C23 and C1. Transfer seating at D18 and D1. Wheelchairs stored in the cloakroom in the foyer or in the Royal Circle if there is room. Maximum of 2 wheelchair transferees and 1 scooter per performance.

Toilets: Women’s up 2 steps from the foyer. Men’s off Stalls bar and Men’s and Women’s off Circle bar.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet at the back of the Royal Circle, on the right. The turning space is quite tight

Photos

Summer and Smoke Photo Gallery