About the Show/Event
Information for Summer and Smoke at Almeida Theatre, West End (Play). Summer and Smoke, one of Tennessee Williams lesser-known plays was first produced on Broadway in 1948. Set in a small insular town in the Deep South, this is a gripping drama of miscommunication and repressed passion. Miss Alma is a woman who struggles to forge a connection with the man she has always loved - handsome dissolute son of the town's respected doctor. In the process, lives are changed forever in a way that none of those involved could have predicted.
Performers Patsy Ferran (Alma), Seb Carrington (Archie Kramer), Nancy Crane (Mrs Winemiller/Mrs Bassett), Eric MacLennan (Papa Gonzales/Vernon), Forbes Masson (Rev Winemiller/Dr Buchanan), Matthew Needham (John Buchanan), Tok Stephen (Roger Doremus/Dusty), Anjana Vasan (Rosemary/Rosa Gonzales/Nellie).
Author Tennessee Williams. Producer Ameida Theatre. Director Rebecca Frecknall. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting Lee Curran.