Sweet Bird of Youth

Venue: 
Old Vic Theatre
Location: 
West End

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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By: 
Tennessee Williams
Director: 
Marianne Elliott
Sweet Bird of Youth Schedule
Opening date: 
Saturday, 1 June, 2013
Closes: 
Saturday, 31 August, 2013
Address:
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Our Review

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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