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Tiger Tail archiveIn this sultry play of the Deep South, Baby Doll, the twenty-year-old innocent (or is she?) tears her older husband apart as his frustration grows when she attracts two men - husband Archie Lee and the much younger bronzed Sicilian cotton manager. Baby Doll is the play version of the 1956 film, and a radical reworking by Tennessee Williams of his short play '27 Wagons Full of Cotton', which was first produced in 1946, as part of his 'Mississippi Delta' collection - plays concerning the lives of people living, and working, in and around that particular area of the mighty river. Archie, a middle-aged, shady cotton gin owner burns down the mill of Silvia Vicarro, a rival in the cotton trade. Vicarro, who knows what happened but powerless to prove it, takes revenge by seducing Archie's child bride. Adding dramatically to the tension is the revelation that Archie, and Babydoll's, nuptial agreement states that the marriage can only be consummated on her twentieth birthday, which just happens to be three days away...

Author Tennessee Williams.

Archive listings for Tiger Tail

Work type: Play.


Company Nuffield Theatre Company. Director Patrick Sandford. Performer Rose Reynolds (Baby Doll). Performer Ed Cooper Clarke (Silva Vaccaro). Performer Owen Oakeshott (Archie Lee). Performer Nicola Blackman (Ruby Lightfoot). Performer Janet Henfrey (Aunt Rose Comfort). Performer Matt Devereaux (Sherriff Coglan).
27 Sep 12 to 13 Oct 12NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L629180683


Performer Siri O'Neal. Performer Paul Herzberg. Performer Ian Redford. Performer Lucinda Curtis. Performer Doreen Ingleton. Performer Noah Tuleja. Director Hugh Fraser.
6 Mar 97 to 22 Mar 97Theatre Royal, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L823291825

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