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Old Vic - Londres - Angleterre


A fading Hollywood legend ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair. Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, Alexandra Del Lago 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


Première Preview: samedi 01 juin 2013
Première: mercredi 12 juin 2013
Dernière: samedi 31 août 2013



Mise en scène:
Marianne Elliott
Kim Cattrall (Alexandra Del Lago), Seth Numrich (Chance Wayne), Owen Roe (Boss Finley), Brid Brennan (Aunt Nonnie), Charles Aitken, Michael Begley, Daniel Betts, Ruari Cannon, Emily De Cosimo, Louise Dylan, Kurt Kansley, Sean McConaghy, Katie Meekison, Bryonie Pritchard, Lucy Robinson, Violet Ryder, Ryan Saunders, Alistair Scott, Anthony Taylor, Joe Townley, John Trindle, David Webber


"I suppose some might accuse Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth of being an overheated and, at times, hysterical melodrama, but boy does it pack a punch in Marianne Elliott’s superb staging...Sweet Bird of Youth certainly isn’t a play for the faint-hearted but boy does it deliver the theatrical goods. "
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Marianne Elliott’s staging is strikingly extravagant. The sets and lighting are tops. As is usual at the Old Vic, the whole thing is showy, slick, but less profound than it thinks it is."
Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

"What’s missing from Marianne Elliott’s production is a driving energy. Melodramatic flashes of lightning don’t add much, and in Rae Smith’s design everything looks cumbrously palatial. The performances often beguile, but at just under three hours this feels like a long journey to reach a pretty obvious destination."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Powerful revival...Strongly recommended."
Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Everything that art can do to boost this revival of Tennessee Williams's 1959 play has been done. Marianne Elliott's production is first-rate. The cast, led by Kim Cattrall, is as good as any you'll find in a national company. Yet nothing can persuade me that the play is anything more than overheated melodrama all too rarely alleviated by Williams's instinct for comedy."
Michael Billington for The Guardian


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