Tennessee Williams' powerful story of greed, lust, madness and worse
New Stagers, one of SW18’s longest-established theatre groups, are staging Tennessee Williams’ gothic melodrama Suddenly Last Summer in Wandsworth in the year of the great playwright’s centenary.
Catharine Holly is in an asylum, traumatised by the death of her cousin Sebastian, who perished in lurid circumstances the previous summer. No-one will believe her account of how and why he died. Her aunt, desperate to protect Sebastian’s reputation, wants to shut Catharine up, by bribing an ambitious young doctor to give her a lobotomy. But the doctor wants to hear Catharine’s story first, and gradually the unspeakable truth about Sebastian begins to unfold...
One of the most famous and sensational of Williams’s plays, this powerful melodrama uses the conventions and imagery of Greek tragedy to tell a powerful story of greed, lust, madness and worse.
The play will run from Wednesday 27th to Saurdayt 30th July at 7.45 pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, St Ann’s Crescent, SW18 2LR. Tickets are £9 (£5 concessions) and are bookable by phone on 07814 611239, or online at www.newstagers.co.uk
June 3, 2011