Full casting has been announced for Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Sweet Bird of Youth.

Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden and Olivier nominated actor Brian J. Smith (The Glass Menagerie) lead the cast of Tennessee Williams’ iconic play as Alexandra and Chance.

Joining them are: Emma Amos, Hester Arden, Matthew Barker, Victoria Bewick, Alex Bhat, Ray Emmet Brown, Graham Butler, Richard Cordery (as ‘Boss’ Finley), Ingrid Craigie, Joy Cruickshank, Tim Francis, Kurt Kansley, Rob Ostlere, Sam Phillips, Daniel Tuite and Ewart James Walters.

Directed by Jonathan Kent, Tennessee Williams’ most searing play is portrayal of the degradation of American values and the corrosive lure of celebrity.

Sweet Bird of Youth will run from 2 June 2017 until 24 June 2017 at Chichester Festival Theatre.