Marianne Elliott directs Kim Cattrall as a fading Hollywood legend in Tennessee Williams’ powerful and poetic, Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic Theatre.
In Sweet Bird of Youth, fading Hollywood legend Alexandra Del Lago (Kim Cattrall) flees the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. Travelling incognito, she seeks refuge in drink and drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne (Seth Numrich), an idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo, 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’ vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.
Acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich joins Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth. He was most rrecently starred in the celebrated Broadway production of Golden Boy and the original Broadway cast of War Horse.
★★★★★ ‘Performance of incendiary power from Kim Cattrall’ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Marianne Elliott’s remarkable production’ The Financial Times
★★★★ ‘A beauty of a show’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Strongly recommended’ The Independent
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