In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel by Tennessee Williams


Steven M Levy and Sean Sweeney will present a rare production of In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel by Tennessee Williams, the second London production in the 33 years since his death, which will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 5 April to 14 May 2016, with an official opening on 11 April 2016.

"Mark is a world-famous artist. He and his grasping wife Miriam are caught in a fiercely symbiotic bond of need and hatred. Having played midwife to his incredible career, Mark has been both Miriam’s validation and despair. Now she wants to leave, afraid that Mark is in the grip of a breakdown and he can no longer create. Mark, however, senses a breakthrough coming. He returns again and again to his canvases, which “demand what I can’t give them yet”. The scene is set both for a savage and witty dance of death, and an autobiographical meditation on creativity and envy of success."

Directed by Robert Chevara, it will star Linda Marlowe with further casting to be announced. It features design by Nicolai Hart Hansen, lighting design by Andrew May and costume design by Jonathan Lipman.

The production reunites the creative team behind Williams’ autobiographical 'Vieux Carré' which ran at the King’s Head Theatre in 2013 and later transferred to the Charing Cross Theatre.

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