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    Isn’t a play for the faint-hearted but boy does it deliver the theatrical goods.
    The Daily Telegraph
    Strongly recommended.
    The Independent

Sweet Bird of Youth tickets

Kim Cattrall stars in the critically acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic Theatre. Directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse, Curious Incident), Sweet Bird of Youth the wildly passionate and poetic story of an embittered Hollywood star who is fading from the limelight.

Alexandra Del Lago was once the shining star of Hollywood, but has since fled due to the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. Travelling incognito, she seeks refuge in drink, drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne, an idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo. Determined to achieve his own Hollywood fame, Chance may not be all he seems. Soon, a trip back to his hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sets their relationship on a disastrous course in Williams’ haunting portrayal of the destruction of dreams.

Best-known for playing the vivacious Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Private Lives and now returns to the West End to play Alexandra opposite Seth Numrich as Chance. Numrich is an acclaimed Broadway actor who most recently starred in Broadway’s celebrated Golden Boy as well as War Horse. Further cast members include Owen Roe as Boss Finlay and Bird Brennan as Aunt Nonnie.

Directed by Elliot, Sweet Bird of Youth features design by Rae Smith and lighting design by Bruno Poet, with music and sound design by Dan Jones. An evocative, passionate play about the loss of hope and the true meaning of dreams, Sweet Bird of Youth opens at the Old Vic Theatre for a limited season.

Performance dates: 01 Jun 2013 - 31 Aug 2013

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Special notice: Fans of Kim Cattrall will relish the opportunity to see her live on stage, in an equally sassy role. Those who enjoy work by Tennessee Williams will adore this heated revival.

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