A double bill of ground-breaking one-act plays by Tennessee Williams
PHOTO FLASH: New poster for Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic
SETH NUMRICH in Sweet Bird of Youth
KIM CATTRALL in Sweet Bird of Youth
Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Seth Numrich (Golden Boy) star in Tennessee Williams’s powerful and poetic play Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse).
We don’t like to moan (much) but where are all the London productions celebrating the late, great Tennessee Williams?
This week sees a number of birthday celebrations, including two American theatre greats: Stephen Sondheim turns 81 after a riotous year of 80th birthday tributes culminating in his Olivier Special Award, and this week marks the centenary of the great Tennessee Williams. Also Priscilla makes it to two years old this week as the Broadway production starts camping it up on the other side of the Atlantic, and Kneehigh Theatre Company follow their acclaimed production of Brief Encounter with another reimagining of a cinema classic, this time French movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
London cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof announced The London cast of Broadway transfer Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been announced. James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Adrian Lester will star in the Tennessee Williams revival, directed again by Debbie Allen. The all black production proved a sensation on Broadway with sold-out performances and critical acclaim. Multi award winning performers James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, Star Wars) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) will reprise their roles of Big Daddy and Big Mama, joined by popular British actor Adrian Lester (Hustle). Cat on a …