Marianne Elliott directs Kim Cattrall as a fading Hollywood legend ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair, in Tennessee Williams's powerful and poetic Sweet Bird of Youth.
Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, Alexandra Del Lago (Cattrall) travels incognito as The Princess Kosmonopolis seeking refuge in drink, drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne, an idealistic young dreamer turned gigiolo and hellbent on achieving his own movie stardom.
A trip to Chance's hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sees their relationship of convenience unravel in Williams's vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.
Best-known for playing Samantha Jones in the popular American comedy-drama Sex And The City, Cattrall has appeared on the London stage in productions including Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre, The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse and Whose Life Is It Anyway? at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Elliott's directing credits include National Theatre hits War Horse, alongside Tom Morris, and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
- Marianne Elliott
- Tennessee Williams
Tickets from £11.00 (USD16.79)
01 - 11 Jun 2013 Mon - Sat 7:30 PM; 01 Jun - 31 Aug 2013 Sat 2:30 PM; 12 Jun 2013 7:00 PM; 13 Jun - 31 Aug 2013 Mon - Sat 7:30 PM
The Old Vic
103 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8NB
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