Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last Summer

Sean Mathias
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Gerard Butler, Rachel Weisz, Patricia Boyer, Sheila Gish, Johanna Kirby, Tim Matthews, Julia Swift

Tennessee Williams’s chilling study of motherly love and jealousy provoked by a rival for a son’s affections is one of the century’s most haunting and atmospheric dramas.Mrs Venables feels ousted from prime place in her son’s life by his new companion, Catherine. After his death she is determined to wreak a violent revenge, but gradually it unfolds how little she knew or understood her son. In the oppressive heat of a New Orleans summer the horrifying truth about his savage death is revealed….Rachel Weisz takes the role of Catherine – her films include I Want You, Land Girls and Stealing Beauty, her starring television roles include My Summer With Des and Scarlet and Black.

Also in the cast is Sheila Gish who won the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for Company, her numerous television roles include Pie in the Sky, Jonathan Creek and Highlander. The cast is completed by Patricia Boyer, Gerard Butler, Johanna Kirby, Tim Mathews and Julia Swift.

Production Notes:
This production was presented by Warehouse Productions, a new company affiliated to London’s Donmar Warehouse Theatre and is lead by Artistic Director Sam Mendes. Warehouse Productions recently enjoyed a successful run at the Comedy Theatre of the comedy double-bill The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy.

Release Dates:
Previewed 8 April 1999
Opened 14 April 1999
Closed 10 July 1999
Comedy Theatre – London

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