ABOUT SWEET BRID OF YOUTH
Sweet Bird of Youth comes to London’s West End
Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey, God of Carnage, Mystic River) makes her West End debut in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth.
Tony-nominated Brian J. Smith (The Glass Menagerie, Netflix’s Sense8) plays young hustler Chance Wayne.
In his most searing and personal of plays, Tennessee Williams – one of the greatest writers of the 20th century – examines failed ambition, lost youth and love, and the corruption and bigotry that lurks beneath the American Dream.
Jonathan Church’s acclaimed production transfers from Chichester Festival Theatre for a limited West End season.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
1956. A hotel on the Gulf of Mexico. Alexandra del Lago, a fading Hollywood legend, has fled the ridicule that greeted the premiere of her come-back movie. Desperate for anonymity and forgetfulness, she is holed up in a small seaside town.
With her is Chance Wayne – a young hustler, trying to lend his wasted, disreputable life some meaning and now returning home to reclaim his childhood love from her ruthless father, the corrupt politician ‘Boss’ Finley.
WHO’S IN IT? SWEET BRID OF YOUTH CAST
The cast features Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith.
Further casting to be announced.
Directed by Jonathan Kent with design by Anthony Ward,lighting by Mark Henderson, music by Debbie Wiseman, sound by Paul Groothuis, video by Andrzej Goulding and fight direction by Paul Benzing.
Running time: 2 hrs and 45 mins including the interval