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Summer and Smoke

Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Rebecca Frecknall’s ‘shiveringly 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.

Alma finds herself trapped between desire and a life of obligation when her childhood friend and neighbour John comes back to town for the summer. He, having turned into an impulsive and hedonistic young man, turns Alma's world upside-down, while she struggles to come into to terms with her own feelings, morals and ideas.

This intoxicating play about love, desire, loneliness, and self-destruction, is one of Tennessee William's less known works, but as it is typical in his plays, it follows the roller-coaster of emotions of a complex and deep lead female character, absorbed in the simmering passions of a sweltering summer in a small-town in Mississippi.

Patsy Ferran is a genuine marvel’ as Alma (Independent) and Matthew Needham ’fires 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).

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.

When Can I Go

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

  • Amazing!

    16 December 2018

    Alma is a soul with body, voice, eyes, and hands!

    Dimitra Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Summer and Smoke

    7 December 2018

    A great play with superb acting especially by the leading lady who was outstanding

    Don Jeffreys Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • sumer and smoke

    30 November 2018

    The opening was difficult to follow and the diction unclear. The acting was good. The script and action of the secon d act was far better than the first.

    jemima puddleduck Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Summer and Smoke

    26 November 2018

    An excellent play and a mesmerising performance by Patsy Ferran.

    Peter Confirmed ticket purchaser

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