Summer and Smoke Tickets

The girl who said 'no' — she doesn't exist anymore, she died last summer — suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her. In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John. Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation.

Featuring an ensemble cast led by Patsy Ferran, Rebecca Frecknall directs Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction. Summer and Smoke is designed by Tom Scutt. 

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Tennessee Williams
Rebecca Frecknell
Cast list:
Patsy Ferran
Summer and Smoke Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 24 February, 2018
Opening date: 
Friday, 2 March, 2018
Available from: 
Monday, 21 May, 2018
Saturday, 7 April, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 7 April, 2018

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Venue Box Office:
020 7359 4404
Nearest tube:
Angel or Highbury & Islington

Summer and Smoke Customer reviews

Our Summer and Smoke Review

Summer and Smoke is one of Tennessee Williams’ lesser-performed plays (its last major production in London was in 2006 at the Apollo Theatre), but this stunning Almeida Theatre production makes you wonder why. With two huge central roles and an intensely atmospheric feel, it really should not be missed. 

Latest Summer and Smoke News & Features

Almeida Theatre
Rupert Goold announces Almeida Theatre spring/summer 2018 season
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Artistic director Rupert Goold has announced the new season at the Almeida Theatre for spring/summer 2018. The season begins with the world premiere of Ella Hickson’s play The Writer, which is about a writer who wants to change the world and make herself heard. Hickson’s play Oil ran at the Almeida in 2016, and The Writer will be directed by Blanche McIntyre when it runs from 14th April to 26th May. It will have designs by Anna Fleischle, sound by Emma Laxton and lighting by Richard Howell.

Full casting announced for Summer and Smoke at the Almeida Theatre
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The full cast has been announced for the Almeida Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ play Summer and Smoke, which runs from February. Joining the previously announced Patsy Ferran will be Seb Carrington, Nancy Crane, Eric MacLennan, Forbes Masson, Matthew Needham, Tok Stephen and Anjana Vasan. Summer and Smoke runs at the Almeida Theatre from 24th February to 7th April, with an official opening on 7th March.

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