Sweet Bird of Youth

Cast includes Kim Cattrall A fading Hollywood legend ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair. Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, Alexandra Del Lago 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

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Tennessee Williams
Marianne Elliott
Sweet Bird of Youth Performance Dates & Times
Opening date: 
Saturday, 1 June, 2013
Saturday, 31 August, 2013

Old Vic Theatre

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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If you start rummaging around in the plot of this 1959 play by Tennessee Williams, you may find a few holes or inconsistencies, or you might even struggle to believe in the characters or, indeed, the entire concept. In fact, some commentators find the play melodramatic, and others see it as the beginning of the decline in Williams's writing. In fact, a quick glance at the character list might... Read more

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