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The Cut, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Ended 31 Aug 2013 after 2 months
Marianne Elliott directs Kim Cattrall as a fading Hollywood legend ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair
Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, Alexandra Del Lago [Cattrall] 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 in Williams’s vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.
Previews from: 1 June 2013
Opening night: 12 June 2013
Closing night: 31 August 2013
The Sweet Bird of Youth is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards
Two hours and 20 minutes with one interval
2 reviews, average rating: (2.5 Stars)
This is a typical Williams melodrama, mildly steamy, with typical William... more
The play is very hard going for the first half an hour but does improve wit... more
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