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Summer and Smoke

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Rebecca Frecknall’sshiveringly beautiful production’ (The Sunday Times) of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke transfers to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Trapped between desire and a life of obligation, Alma meets John and her world turns upside down. With ‘spellbinding, stripped-back staging’ (Financial Times), this intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction evokes the simmering passions of a sweltering summer in small-town Mississippi. ‘Patsy Ferran is a genuine marvel’ as Alma (Independent) and Matthew Needhamfires up the stage’ (The Times) as John in this ‘unmissable Tennessee Williams revival’ (The Telegraph).

This innovative and ‘exquisite, poignant production’ (Financial Times) ‘announces ‘Frecknall as a director of real vision‘ (Independent).

★★★★★ ‘Rush to see this now, or live to regret it.’ - The Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘Patsy Ferran is a genuine marvel’ Independent

★★★★★ ‘Needham fires up the stage, rambunctious and unruly’ - The Times

★★★★★ ‘Summer and Smoke announces Frecknall as a director of real vision' - Independent

★★★★★ ‘Tennessee Williams’s play about love and lust is a sizzler.’ - The Times

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.


2 hours and 40 minutes (inclusive of interval)

Good To Know

The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

If you have chosen to collect at the venues box office, please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Offers Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0800 912 6971


Suitable For Children

To be confirmed.

Performance Times

10th November 2018 - 2nd February 2019

Where Do I Go

Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG 

The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).

Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road. 

Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above. 

Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area. 

For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139. 

For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.

Duke Of York's Theatre

Latest customer reviews

  • Sublime

    17 January 2019

    One of the most elegiac productions I have ever seen. I was deeply affected. The direction is a revelation, performances of the two leads flawless, technically fastidious without losing an ounce of soulfulness. Shattering but also reassuring. I go to the theatre very frequently and last night reminded me what it is at it's best.

    Linda Thorson Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Summer and Smoke

    17 January 2019

    A mesmerising experience - wonderful ensemble from all those involved both on stage and behind the scenes. The responses of one to another were peerless.

    Ann Naylor Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Amazing!

    11 January 2019

    Loved this play, like many other reviews I agree that it was difficult to watch at times because the emotion was so raw but that’s what made it so special.

    J. Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Great performances

    10 January 2019

    What a wonderful adaptation of this Classic Tennessee Williams . Brilliant performances from all the cast but special mention must go to Patsy Ferran and Matthew Needham. I didn't want it to end!

    Tinker Confirmed ticket purchaser

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