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SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

Ended 31 Aug 2013 after 2 months

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Marianne Elliott directs Kim Cattrall as a fading Hollywood legend ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair

Closed 31 Aug 2013

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.

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 1 June 2013

Opening night: 12 June 2013

Closing night: 31 August 2013

Audience

The Sweet Bird of Youth is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes with one interval

Show times

 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 Matinee-2.30---2.30-
 Evening7.307.307.307.307.307.30-

What You Say

2 reviews, average rating: (2.5 Stars)

David Gee: “Great Acting In An Arthritic Melodrama”

This is a typical Williams melodrama, mildly steamy, with typical William... more

Angela : “A Disappointing Evening”

The play is very hard going for the first half an hour but does improve wit... more

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